Common signs of overwhelm: Well, aside from Netflix binges (or just name your favorite avoidance tactic), you say things like, “Oh my God, I’m not going to be able to handle all of this!” Or “I’m not cut out for this!” These are crafty ways that our minds shut us down or send us into patterns that are unhealthy, like distractions, or doing little non-activities. Essentially this shuts us down.
These are red flags that you have too much going on in your brain! In my 15 years of coaching and 25 years of running my own business, and well … being human, I’ve recognized two major ways people experience overwhelm.
Today I’ll teach you those two ways, plus a habit I developed to proactively manage my personal panic mode. I’ll also give you a brain dump exercise to combat your own overwhelm patterns. And you’ll discover how the art of the brain dump works for managing our deluge of responsibilities, obligations, and expectations (self-imposed or otherwise).
Your brain is not a container. You need to clear it out and allow your brain to be the tool you can use! Trust me, this method is surprisingly effective for your productivity. Give it a shot, and you’ll see.