Five Things To Help You Transform Overwhelm Into Productivity

Overwhelm gets you off track. It can be a dangerous place to be in terms of your stress level, making mistakes or messing up. There is energy expended in your overwhelm that can be transformed into productive energy. If you find yourself in overwhelm, try these five things to prevent crashing and to get back on a productive track.

1. Stop and bring yourself fully to the present moment.

2. Observe what has happened and center yourself.

3. Find a way to release the emotions and stress you are feeling.

4. Reorient yourself, identify what you can get done and set priorities.

5. Start working again, fully present to what you are doing.

 

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Don’t Have Time To Deal With Your Stress?

Yeah right, add dealing with stress to your “to do” list! That’s a great way to create more stress than you already are experiencing. Wait – rethink that for a minute. If you pause every once in a while, you will start reducing your stress. If you shift your perspective and improve your relationship with time, you will reduce your stress. And these things do not take much time at all.

Reducing your stress is mainly an inside job. “Doing” things – say taking a meditation class or using the Calm App  do take time. Start first with inner shifts and time will become available for you to do a lot more to reduce the stress you are experiencing today.

 

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