Handling Overwhelm or How to Make It All Happen

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I started writing this list of tips to help you navigate overwhelm and keep all the balls you are juggling in the air, but then I realized that the first thing I wanted to get off my chest is that you don’t need to be Wonder Woman!! Chasing goals, grinding hard and getting sh!t done is well and good, but if you are running yourself ragged we need to revisit your priorities, baby.

There is something to be said for asking for help - you don’t need to do it all on your own! Just like you love to feel like you are contributing to the lives of those you care about, they also want to be there and support you. You just need to show them how!

I promise this picture is not staged. I make that face a lot - believe me, I am not immune to feeling overwhelmed.

I promise this picture is not staged. I make that face a lot - believe me, I am not immune to feeling overwhelmed.

Secondly, I think we need to learn to embrace the mess. This is a concept that my mentor Laura Poburan brought to my attention a few weeks ago, and I think it 100% applies here. Realize that things are not always going to be perfect, but as long as you are evolving in the general direction of your goals, you are winning. Along the same lines, I like to remind myself that “Done is better than perfect”. So let’s stop tinkering and stressing over insignificant details, and let’s move on!

With that said, I, for one, am currently finding myself in a season I would call “crunch time”: I am juggling multiple jobs, growing a business, looking to move, support my friends AND prep for upcoming bike and running races. Sounds exhausting? You’re not wrong! But I know that this is only going to last so long, and I am already planning for the next phase, where I get to consolidate and relax a bit more.

Here is a collection of tips I use for myself AND with clients for when you have a lot on your plate; the list grew so long it became unwieldy to make a single blog post out of them, so I organized them into 4 categories, loosely inspired by Steph Gaudreau’s Core 4:

What techniques do YOU use? Or what do you struggle with when it comes to feeling overwhelmed and getting it all done?