Have you ever just wanted to scream at the top of your lungs from overload? It just seems that everything is too much, even getting up in the morning? I think we all have if we are honest, at least with ourselves, even if we don’t voice it.
Yesterday I talked about working and “working”. Taking it all on and maybe too much. Luckily for me right now it isn’t, but I know people who do. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still feel overwhelmed with what I have to do. Sometimes my to do list is a daunting task. It makes me feel insignificant and worthless, like I will never get it all done. When that happens I tend to shut down and do none of it. Anyone else out there like that?
Well I am here to tell you DON’T. I know easy for me to say right? Nope, I just admitted I’m on of those who shuts down. I know how hard it is to just push forward no matter what.
The other day I spoke on feeling falsely successful because I had accomplished some things but not all of them. On days when you are overwhelmed, that isn’t the case. Accomplishing even one thing is worth celebrating. Usually, once you have started and finished one, you feel like doing another. That feeling of success is one you like.
Just getting started is a good thing. Journal, get up out of bed and shower, make yourself coffee, tea, a protein shake. Look at all the things you have accomplished on a day when you would have otherwise done nothing. Now, what’s the next thing? Start the diffuser? Do the dishes or laundry? Workout? Do an Instagram Challenge? Grade papers? Post on a forum? Send an email?
It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you do it. And then you do the next thing and the next one. After that your intentions for the day are set, you will get things done. Say it aloud as a mantra. “I will get things done today.” Remember words have POWER and you control that. Say things aloud, set the intention and follow through. Repeat those words as often as you need them. They will help you.
So what do you think? Not easy I know, but can we all give a small nod and promise to at least try this?