What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s All About Prioritizing:

Writing out a daily to-do list is a fantastic habit. You just have to learn how to prioritize your tasks appropriately.

Think about it. When you have a 2+ page to-do list, it can be hard to know where to start and where to stop.

Here’s the secret. You have to evaluate what must be completed right away and what can be tackled later on or delegated. A great hack is the ABC method. Label all tasks on your list with either an A, B, or C.

The “A” tasks must be completed before moving onto the “B” tasks. And the “B” tasks must be completed before moving onto the “C” tasks.

At the end of the day, whatever is not complete can be delegated or tackled the next day.

Beware of Multitasking:

Our brains are not programmed to work on multiple projects at once.

When we multitask, we are much more likely to make careless mistakes. It can also be quite emotionally draining and frustrated, which can be very overwhelming.

Take It One Step At A Time:

One of the best ways to achieve a big goal is to break it up into smaller, more realistic goals.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say you’ve never done a pushup before, and you’d love to be able to do 50 in a row. Even if you are very dedicated, it likely will take lots of practice and discipline.

A more realistic goal would be to do one pushup today, two pushups tomorrow, and three the next day. It will take you a bit longer to get to 50, but you will get there. Every victory no matter how small, is something to be celebrated.

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