I realize this title makes it sound like I’ve got my life in order. I have a massive to-do list and a massive lack of motivation at the moment, which makes it challenging to stay on top of my work load.
I’ve been working a lot lately and I love to stay busy. But as the to-do list gets bigger and bigger, I start to feel overwhelmed. I know it’s all part of finding balance. I have a hard time with balance and I know this current bump in the road is simply a reminder to find more balance. I know I’m not alone and that we all feel this way at times. Thanks to google, my plan of attack is in place, here are 10 ways to combat those bumps in the road.
- Tap into other people’s energy. This works for me, I literally feel like I could run for Prime Minister and President at the same time when I’m around someone who inspires me. Positive energy brings positive energy. Right now I’m reading “The Hidden Messages in Water” and it’s starting to push me in a better direction.
- Move it. The first thing I let go of when I’m overwhelmed is exercise. I feel guilty for taking the time to get some fresh air and break a sweat. Denise and I have been power walking early in the mornings and I haven’t given this up yet. I’m pounding the pavement no matter what.
- Set a timer. My super smart sister does this to help her get through her house work. It’s amazing how trying to beat the clock gets you moving just a little bit faster! Today my disastrous bedroom was driving me crazy and normally I would just let it go. I couldn’t take the chaos anymore so I set a time for 20 minutes and was surprised at quickly I felt better. Doing this made it easier for me to get back to my desk.
- Talk to yourself. I don’t remember where I read this but every night before I go to bed I say, “I’m grateful for the sleep I’m going to get and it is enough.” Not getting enough sleep stresses me out because I can’t function when I’m tired. It’s impossible for me to get the right amount of sleep with the pace of life at the moment. This self talk trick actually works. I don’t stress about what the sleep I’m not getting, instead I just focus on what I do.
- Complain. I spent about 5 minutes complaining to a friend about my current situation. I wasn’t articulate, I didn’t cry, I didn’t ask for help, I just complained. As I talked, the weight started to lift and guess what, I felt better. Sometimes just putting feelings into words is enough to lighten the load.
Finding balance is one of life’s greatest goals and there are necessary lessons to learn when things are chaotic. Obviously there is something I need to adjust and this opportunity to readjust is probably what I need right now. Here are my outfit details. This is one of my all time favourites!