When Worry Is Counterproductive

Most people have felt overwhelmed at one time or another, but when it takes up permanent residence in your life, it can be paralyzing and counterproductive. If you’ve become too familiar with overwhelm, it’s a good idea to have a routine or plan to conquer overwhelm in your business life to fall back on. Here are a few ideas to help you create your own personal go-to plan.

Your “Conquer Overwhelm” Plan

You might try taking a break or a short walk to clear your head.

Some people meditate before they begin their day and write in their journal, some do yoga and stretches, while others make a list to get all the things that are swirling in their heads down on paper (my favorite plan).

The important thing is to notice when overwhelm starts to take over and create a new habit—a go-to plan to help you manage it.

When you practice your plan consistently, you can reduce your level of overwhelm over time.

Action for the week: Create Your Personal Go-To Plan

Pick an action that resonates with you the next time you are feeling overwhelmed. It should be an activity that you find relaxing and doesn’t take much time. The goal is to take a moment to “break” the overwhelm cycle and replace it a more beneficial behavior.

If you would like help developing a plan to conquer overwhelm that will work and keep working for you, contact me for a 30 minute complimentary consultation.