Strategy To Manage Overwhelm in 2019

“Being overwhelmed means that your life or work is overpowering you. Regain control by clarifying your intentions, setting realistic expectations and focusing on your next step.” 
~ Daphne Michaels

my inbox is jammed this week with messages from people who are already in overwhelm.

Are you feeling that way too?

If the answer’s YES (if the answer right now is NO tuck this info away for when it creeps up on you!) I have two simple pieces of information that will help you through the year.

First – Feel into your emotions. One of the biggest causes of our distress is being out of alignment with our inner values, or putting our own needs and dreams aside in order to look after other people or projects. This year it is vital that we begin to live from a place of better alignment to our inner authenticity. Some of our stress is likely to be coming from the fact that our relationship or our job or our to-do list doesn’t actually support us on a heart level, or truly reflect who we are on a soul level.

So feel into things and then adjust your actions to bring things back into alignment again. As soon as we move from misalignment back towards flow our energy frees up, we feel more positive and the weight lifts from our shoulders. Try it, and you’ll see what I mean.

Second – Take A Small Step and then Rest. 2019 energies are all about slow and steady. We need good habits, regular routines and useful actions taken often.

No matter how big your to-do list is, break it down into TINY steps and mini-goals. Set yourself time limits. If you’re unwell and exhausted two minutes is a good start. Small kids and no time for yourself? Grab five minutes. Don’t go above thirty minutes. And after each burst of activity give yourself time to rest. These two things go hand-in-hand. Small step. Rest. Small step. Rest. Small step. Rest. Got it?

If you take these two actions to heart I promise that overwhelm will come back under control again.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx