Overwhelmed?

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Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by all the changes you think you should be making in your life that you end up falling into old patterns? Or perhaps you never even start?

This is exactly how I’ve been feeling the last month or so. I’ve had to start organising getting my business up and running, work full time, study, try and stay on track with my diet, organise catch ups with people I should have seen long ago, and fit some time in there for me as well. Phew! I’ve found it very hard to motivate myself to work on the things I needed to because I had no idea where to start. It was all too much. But finally I’m getting myself on track, and it’s not as hard as I made it out to be. Here are a few of my top tips to get out of that rut and into action.

1. Write out your goals- I know it seems silly. You know what you want right? Perhaps, but putting your goals on paper makes it more real. You have to formulate the right words and think about whether or not you really want to achieve them. Writing out your goals also puts your intentions out into the universe, and that can do wonders on its own.

2. Break down your goals into manageable steps- I love lists! There I’ve said it. I love writing lists, and I love ticking things off lists even more. If you have a series of steps to follow tasks never seem as overwhelming as if you’re looking at the bigger picture. You also get great satisfaction from seeing your progress as you tick items off the list, and see your goal becoming a reality.

3. Tell someone what you are trying to achieve- I have a great support network of family and friends that help keep me accountable to my goals. It also makes me strive harder to achieve them because I hate failing in front of others (probably a personality trait I need to work on 😀 ). Teaming up with people with similar goals to your own can also benefit you greatly. I have a girlfriend on the same healthy eating regime as me, that sure keeps me in check!

4. Scheduling can work wonders- now I’m not a big scheduler, in fact I’m pretty lousy at it. But I definitely notice the difference it makes when I plan my tasks ahead of time. I’m more productive, and again I get great satisfaction from keeping on top of the things I’ve set myself to do for the day. At the end of every week I make time to plan out my tasks for the next, and it’s a lifesaver! Another tip is to make sure you put events/invitations/appointments into your planner as soon as you know about them. This stops things popping up unexpectedly because you forgot about them. Don’t forget to schedule some time for yourself!

5. Stop listening to that voice in your head that tells you you can’t- you know the one I’m talking about. Your mind will always make excuses not to do something for one reason or another, and 90% of the time it’s out of fear. Fear will get you nowhere, and you’ll look back on your life with regret. Yes things may be risky or scary, but holding back will never allow you to grow.

6. Ask for help- you don’t have to be superman/superwoman. If you’ve taken on too much, or you’re not sure how to proceed there’s no shame in bringing in someone to help. It could just be asking a friend to run an errand for you, or getting in a professional to take the burden off. Stress is one of the worst things you can do to your body, so the extra time you get from receiving help can go towards chilling out 🙂

Hope these tips help you in reaching your dreams!

Love and light,

Melissa

xxx

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