3 Tips for Overcoming Overwhelm

This article completes the 3 part series about overcoming overwhelm. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. A major cause of overwhelm is trying to pay attention to and focus on too many things at the same time, which usually happens when you get stuck in what I call an "activity" mindset. When you work from an activity mindset, you naturally focus on all the "stuff" that you need to get done. This can make you feel very busy and that you have far too much to do and not enough time … [Read more...]

Overcoming Overwhelm

In a previous article, I told you about one major cause of overwhelm, trying to keep track of things using your head. At some point, many people intuitively realize this is a problem and start writing everything down in a to-do list. While this often feels good at first, it often triggers the 2nd major cause of overwhelm: getting lost in too much detail. That's one of the BIG problems with traditional to-do lists. As your list grows and gets bigger and bigger (as most to-do lists tend to … [Read more...]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s What To Do…

One of the most common time management challenges these days is feeling overwhelmed, or the feeling that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it all. Let's face it. Feeling overwhelmed sucks! It slows you down, creates extra stress, muddles your thinking, drains your energy and is extremely unpleasant. When I started my first corporate job right out of college, I was keeping track of all my projects and to-do's in my head. I didn't use a planner or to-do list and at first, … [Read more...]