I’m sure it can’t just be me, but there seems to be SO much going on at the moment… My inbox is full of information I want to read and don’t possibly have time for, classes I’d love to take, workshops I’d love to attend, livestream options in case I can’t attend but still want the information, free done-for-you-giveaways, multiple eclipses, information on the significance of the eclipses, nutrition myths, GMO dangers every parent should know, healthy recipes I must try and on and on…
Do you ever find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available to us these days? Not to mention the myriad of ways the information can be delivered to us, everything has its own beep, buzz, twang, vibrate, image, icon… it’s really quite incredible how much more information we have available and how if we are not careful, how much time we can waste with ‘shiny object syndrome’ these days! Do you find yourself distracting yourself from what’s really important, or are you just dissatisfied at the end of your day with what you accomplished? Does it leave you feeling tired, overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated that you are actually no further forward than you were this morning?
I either seem to be on all the right lists, for everything I could possibly be interested in at the moment and everyone has something interesting for me, or and I suspect this is it, I’m not focused on exactly what it is that I actually want right now.
I usually end up looking at everything eventually with ‘what’s my part in this?’ and seeing where I can take more personal responsibility for what I have created around me. What do you do when you find yourself overwhelmed? For me right now, it’s about recognizing that this feeling of overwhelm is just information. I can make a choice now about what I choose to do with that information. I can:
1) ignore it and hope it goes away!
2) over-react and lash out at the seeming cause of my overwhelm and perhaps unsubscribe from everything I’ve ever desired to know about, or
3) stop and look around and respond to the situation by turning inward first and deciding where I want to put my focus today and what I want to accomplish… and then for today, not forever, actually focusing my energy and attention there.
Sounds simple enough, right? I find it’s actually the solution…IF you can recognize that’s where you are and THEN make a conscious choice on where to focus. It’s a very simple process, but not always easy to do! The simplest things are often the hardest to practice! We human beings are so complex, sometimes the very thing we are attempting to accomplish is the one thing we find the hardest to actually change… ever know anyone who has fallen off the wagon, binged on a diet, smoked while trying to quit? It’s not that they’re bad people, it’s just that sometimes the same old, same old, familiar territory is easier than going somewhere new, even when we know we should want to, or actually DO want to go there. That’s why we have so many support groups and communities focused on the same thing, it’s so important to get help from people in the same situation, to help us stay the course and to make the changes we say we want to make.
So the question under the question is… who will I be when I’m… not drinking/not over-eating/ not smoking/ not avoiding/not wasting time/not…fill in the blank? For me right now… who will I be when I have a successful business? What will that feel like? How will I be different and is that really what I want? For me, now that I see it, YES! I want that and I will have to make better choices about where I put my attention and I will have to say NO to some things that I enjoy… but it’s for now, not forever and I’m consciously choosing my business.
Where in your life are you feeling overwhelm? Are you avoiding taking actions that you know will cause changes? Where in your life could you really choose to focus and actually achieve change? Who could you be if you did that?
If you’re wasting your time figuring out technology stuff, that you know isn’t the best use of your time or talents and you’re ready to make a new choice… I’d love to have a conversation with you about helping take that one off your plate, so you can move forward in the other areas that are calling for your unique attention. If this sounds like it might be something you’d benefit from, fill out my CONTACT PAGE and I’ll contact you to arrange the next steps.