The lounge is a mess, the garage even worse. Admin hasn’t been done for a month. I need to reply to about 20 emails from clients and workshop participants. The grocery cupboards are bare. It feels like I have 1,000 things on my to-do list. All of them are swimming in circles in my head, making me really crazy, contributing to a huge sense of panic and “I’ll never get it all done!” My stomach is in a knot, my heart is racing and my mind keeps jumping through all the things I haven’t done yet. And at the same time it feels like I cannot concentrate on one thing long enough to start doing it. Where do I start with this mess?
A sense of overwhelm is so unpleasant and unproductive! In my experience, it can also lead to procrastination. The mountain of tasks seem so huge that we can’t even begin to think where to start sorting through it all… and then the easiest is to ignore the mountainous list and escape with a nap or a book! Have you felt like this?
Where does overwhelm come from?
Overwhelm normally stems from the sense or the thought that ALL those tasks on my to-do-list are equally important, and all of them have to be completed today....