FROM OVERWHELM TO CALM

blog calm overwhelm May 03, 2021

 

Are you an overachiever?  (Yep, hand up over here – guilty!)

 

But, when I get too much on my agenda (which I’m prone to let happen often), I usually end up frustrated, anxious and distracted.

 

When I get overwhelmed, my ‘go to’ behaviour is …

 

  • I make lists
  • I get busier
  • I can’t say no
  • I add to those to-do lists
  • I get irritable
  • I get exhausted
  • I get resentful
  • I get nothing done
  • I make more lists

 

But what I’ve found is that when I STOP to make SPACE …

 

If I stop doing ALL THE THINGS for an hour, an afternoon or a day …

 

That space I’ve made allows the CALM to return …

 

And when the calm returns, the FLOW comes back into that space and replaces the overwhelm!

 

And then …

  • Everything becomes easier
  • I get more done
  • Little things don’t matter anymore
  • I have more time
  • I have more energy
  • I move more
  • I’m a better, nicer person to be around

 

What do you do when you realize you are becoming overwhelmed??

 

Stay balanced!

- Sandra, TGC Coach

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