Feeling Overwhelmed?

Overwhelmed.  The definition is “1. Overpower somebody emotionally, 2. Provide somebody with huge amount, 3. Overcome somebody physically.”  I don’t know about you, but in today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to succumb to overwhelm.  Here are a few tips to help you deal:  Meditation is a wonderful way to quiet your mind and take a few minutes for reconnecting with yourself.  Remembering to take things one step at a time and set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable (or Action-oriented), Realistic, and Timely) also helps you from becoming overwhelmed.  If you know where you are headed, you can take it step-by-step to get there.  And of course, hiring a life coach makes sense when you need a personal cheerleader, someone to listen and help guide you through life’s overwhelming moments.

Out with the Old, In with the New

The New Year is upon us!  Happy 2015.  One of my favorite authors, Sarah Ban Breathnach, writes some excellent advice:  “Before we can welcome in the New Year, we need to put the Old Year’s unfinished business—mistakes, regrets, shortcomings, and disappointments behind us.”  She suggests that you write each of these on a small slip of paper, put the slips of paper in a small cardboard box, and then proceed to toss it into the fire to “burn away the past”.  If you don’t have a fireplace, throw them into the trash! 

What a great idea to get a fresh start!  I’d like to help you further by working beside you to get your list started and develop a vision board for what you want to accomplish in the New Year.  With a bit of planning, some help with goal-setting, and learning to use your strengths, there’s no reason why you can’t be successful.

Reference: Breathnach, Sarah Ban.  (1995).  Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy.  New York:Warner Books.