Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I wanted to talk about something I have been struggling with lately. And that is being overwhelmed. With the end of the semester looming over, graduation coming quickly, and everything I am trying to balance and manage, it has been pretty difficult. So I wanted to share with you some of the things that have really helped me fight off the overwhelm and still get things done. These are things I do when I need to get things in order and figure out how to stress less, but still be productive. Hopefully this helps you as well!
1. Check your mindset and expectations.
When I get overwhelmed the very first thing I do is check my schedule and my calendar. I try to remove anything that doesn’t necessarily need to be done right away. I make time for the other things so I don’t feel as rushed. I spend time tackling each task on my to-do list so I can cross things off. I remind myself that I don’t have to do everything at once and it is unrealistic to think that I can. It is best to just accomplish one thing at a time.
2. Set the right goals and plan accordingly.
When it comes to setting goals, I try to have a mix of professional and personal goals. And then I make a plan for how I can reach those goals. It just helps me stay on top of everything and know that I am working towards something. When I am overwhelmed I look at my goals and try to remember why I am working so hard. I also remind myself that there is a plan and it will work out the way it is meant to work out.
3. Brain Dump.
Another thing that I really try to do when I am overwhelmed is brain dump. I write down what I am thinking, things I am struggling with, and things I need to do. This allows me to get it all out so it’s not bottled up in my brain. I am able to put down any ideas that I have. I give myself time to work through everything. This helps me empty my mind and move forward.
4. Learn to say “no” more often.
Something that I really struggle with is saying no. I try to help everyone and do everything that I can, but that leads to me being really overwhelmed. So I really try to say no if I know that I cannot do something or if I have too much on my plate already. This helps keep me from being stressed too much and feeling like there is no end in sight. It helps minimize my to-do list.
Remember your “why” daily.
Like I mentioned before, I really try to always remember why I am doing what I am doing. It helps me stay focused and keep pushing towards my goals. Being overwhelmed means that I am working hard and doing my best. And even though sometimes I know I have to slow down, it helps to know that I have a purpose and that I am working hard to keep going.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let me know in the comments how you combat overwhelm. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!