Some of us make lists and work with them, and some of us don’t. But when you’re going through a period of overwhelm, lists can make the difference between sink or swim. The trick is to make the right kinds of lists, and use them correctly.
When we’re overwhelmed, the idea of adding another task to our load—clearing some clutter—can feel like just one more thing we have to do that we don’t have time for. But here’s the beauty of clutter-clearing. You can do it in tiny increments and still feel the benefits.
Anytime we are overwhelmed, we are also overextended. One look at our calendars and to-do lists is probably enough to illustrate this. Today, focus on the art of saying ‘no.’
As we delve into week three, learn about what to do when we’re overwhelmed. Today is all about asking ourselves that if we don’t keep the plates spinning, they will come crashing down? Will all be lost? And if it does, what would that mean, actually?
Today we are going to take a look at helpful guilt. This is guilt that articulates itself in concrete, specific terms about actions we have taken that may have hurt ourselves or other people. When we apply it to some of the ways we are responsible for our current difficulties, it shows us where we need work.