End the Overwhelm

There are a number of times in life where sometimes making an almost counter-intuitive choice can actually change things for the better.  Overwhelm would be one of those times, and here’s why.

Most of the times we think we are experiencing a sense of overwhelm, that we have too much going on in our lives, and we immediately look to what we need to eliminate or remove from our lives to help ease that sense.  Well, what if the opposite is actually true?

What if you can get out from under feeling overwhelmed by doing something quite different – like adding more?

Overwhelm is actually a sign that you don’t have enough going on in your life.  It often covers up other feelings of a lack of momentum, or a sense of tedium, stuckness or even boredom with what we currently have going on, we just don’t look further than the initial sense overwhelm to see what’s actually true for us.

The good news is, with some simple steps, it’s easy to make change that not only stops the overwhelm, but allows you to create more in your life than you thought possible – and with far more ease.

Here are my 3 tips for getting out of overwhelm and into generating a joyful, and more expansive, life:

  1. Don’t eliminate.  Add more.  Most people try to deal with overwhelm by shutting more things out, or stopping themselves from saying yes to things that would actually contribute to them.  But does it ever really work?  The more you try and downsize or control elements of your life to deal with what you think is overwhelm, the more you have to diminish yourself and your life.  Not so fun.  So, next time you catch yourself going “I am so overwhelmed,”  – stop, and ask this question:  “What can I add to my life today that will create clarity and ease with all of this?” There is always another possibility available to create more ease and joy, and part of the joy of living is expanding our lives rather than contracting.  Rather than eliminate, what else can you add to your life that will create more space, more ease and more joy?

For the next 2 tips click HERE to read the full article on Balance by Deborah Hutton