Look at that definition! ⠀
“defeated completely; buried or drowning beneath something; given too much of a thing to someone; inundated”⠀
Makes you wonder why we go there so often. Seriously.
Why do we choose to say we’re overwhelmed? Why do we believe it’s a thing that we have no control over? ⠀
Because we are thinking thoughts like, “I can’t handle this, I don’t know what to do, this isn’t going like I planned, there’s so much to do, I don’t know what to do first, I have no idea how I got here”. ⠀
These thoughts all lead to feeling defeated and then we move into overwhelm. Overwhelm is a verb. It’s an action. It’s how we show up. ⠀
When we show up as though we are buried or drowning beneath the “things” in our lives, we spin in thought, we judge (ourselves, others, the situation), we blame. We see more reasons and more evidence for why life is overwhelming us. ⠀
When we do this, we find ourselves stuck with no apparent way to rise above it. Nothing changes. ⠀
So, what if you looked at “all the things” in your life that you consider to be overwhelming, as opportunities and possibilities? What if these things were no longer insurmountable, but stepping stones to get to the next level? Could you use these thoughts instead? ⠀
I can handle this. ⠀
I will figure out what to do next. ⠀
This is going exactly the way it should for me to learn where to go next.⠀
I love having so much to do.⠀
I just need to do one thing right now, it doesn’t matter which one. ⠀
I can see how I got here and how to move forward. ⠀
What feelings come up for you when you think these things? ⠀
When you feel these feelings, what do you do? ⠀
How do you show up in the world and for yourself? ⠀
What new story do you tell about “all the things”?⠀
If you are tired of the story you’re telling now and want to find a way to let go of overwhelm, so you can live empowered in every aspect of your life, let’s talk. Reach out for your FREE Empowerment call where we’ll take the opportunity to talk about what’s going on for you, where you feel stuck and how you can create the changes you want to see.
It’s the first step on this next phase of your journey and an amazing gift to give yourself.
It’s so worth it and so are you!
I can’t wait to meet you!