Sometimes in life, all of a sudden you’re busy.
Things go from being normal one day to all systems go the next.
It might feel quite overwhelming because now you have so much to think about and plan. Perhaps you even find that your plans overlap. Now you have to choose what to leave early or show up late for.
You end up in a bit of a trance, just trying to get through the busy period until finally normality is restored.
Being busy can be difficult but you can also make being busy a little bit easier. Things like planning things in advance instead of in the moment, checking your calendar and being sure to write things down can all make a big difference in helping you feel less overwhelmed.
Been there done that, felt awful.
So, these are three little things that work for me because sometimes I need to remind myself that putting things off will never be helpful.
Beginning as soon as possible gives you the most amount of time to work on your thing. I’ve found that it’s often when I leave things until the last minute I don’t have time to work through the challenging bit which shows up as things being too difficult when maybe what I needed was more time.
So I’m a planner. I find that it helps me feel less overwhelmed and gives me the structure I need. Otherwise I get caught up in my thoughts and nothing gets done. It also makes things easier for when you’re doing the work and leaves less room for distraction.
A recent lesson I’ve learnt. If you’ve started and made some plans but are still finding things difficult or maybe if it’s just stressful, talking helps . You might not think it’s true but you might be surprised. Voicing how you feel can be freeing and also depending on who you speak to you might get some helpful advice or a fresh perspective.
What works for you?
…I promise you it’s not.
Challenges are a part of life. And as much as you get frustrated when things don’t go to plan there’s a part of you that enjoys the experience.
You might think you’ve encountered something you can’t overcome but that could be because you’ve never done it before not because you can’t do it.
So give it a try and know that the your world won’t fall apart if things don’t go to plan.
And the kind of exciting thing is that if one plan doesn’t work out you can create a new one.
Granted it’s not exciting in the moment but give it time and you’ll see.