I realised this week, partly due to the face that I’ve been ill for some of it, that I’m in severe danger of going into overwhelm. All was going very well, firing on all cylinders and then suddenly I’m ill and off the radar for a few days. Then all the requests for my time seem to be coming at once. Straight away my mind starts to go down the…I have to do it all now!…road…
It takes something doesn’t it to stop, notice and say no to staying in this mindset. And then pops up the old FOMO (fear of missing out), I had that today. I had booked into an event – and one which may have been great networking for one of the areas than I am passionate about working in. In my overwhelm I have to go or else I’m never going to get another opportunity – and if I don’t go my mind ultimately has it that I’m going to be a total useless failure. WoW!
So it sure does take a big part of me to say no to carrying on down that road and trusting that all will be well whatever I choose to do (or not). This is very common isn’t it? It can be for me, running from one thing to the next…thinking I can’t miss anything or not get everything done or else something disastrous will happen. Thing is for me right now, taking care of myself and getting back to 100%…firing on all those cylinders is important.
So here’s a few questions to check-in and check-out those thoughts and assumptions:
- Priorities – what’s in the mix? What’s really important and why? What can wait?
- Reality – what’s the worst case scenario? How would you handle it if it happened?
- Discernment – are all those things really urgent for NOW? What 3 things can you do next to move one of your priorities forward? Including the possibility of course correcting deadlines…
- Support – what support can you ask for, reach out for and put in place to support YOU with all that you are striving for
So next time you your mind is in ‘disaster’ overwhelm, take a moment to check-in with yourself and consider saying no or not now to something so you can say YES to yourself.
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