Hi, it’s Annie with “6 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed.”
So, if you’re anything like most people I work with you’ll feel pretty frazzled and swamped by your workload a lot of the time.
You probably also feel frustrated that you’re not able to give things a hundred percent or do things to the best of your ability because you’re “too busy.” It’s hard to manage your time and your head space.
As a result, you can end up spending a ton of time working in the evenings or weekends in a desperate attempt to try and stay on top of everything and avoid feeling like a ‘complete failure’ at work.
You can then gradually feel more and more overwhelmed and frustrated that you can’t spend time with your friends and family.
So here are six simple ways to stop feeling overwhelmed.
1. So the first thing you need to do to stop feeling so overwhelmed is ask yourself “What’s most important right now? And then write down absolutely everything that you need to do in order to release it from your head space. And that in itself will make you feel a lot better.
2. Break the most important tasks on that list into tiny “bite-size” chunks.
3. Take the first step. It doesn’t matter how tiny it seems, just do it and you’ll instantly feel a lot better. I promise you.
4. Make the biggest, most overwhelming thing, your ‘end of cycle target’ for your next ‘coaching cycle’.
(By a ‘coaching cycle’, I mean a block of 6 x 15 minute coaching sessions).
5. Say “No, not now” to anything that’s going to pull you off task – unless it’s an emergency!
And finally, the last thing to do to stop feeling so overwhelmed is…
6. Switch off your phone and emails. And that way you can focus and work much more efficiently to finish a task without any interruptions. And of course you can then reply to messages when it’s convenient to you.
So I hope that’s been useful. And if you know anyone who’s feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment, please feel free to share this with them.
I’m Annie Boate, CEO at CoachinginSchools, and we help busy people in schools to work better and feel better.
If you’ve got any questions, please comment or click here to send me a message. (Opens in new tab or window).