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When you have sensitized yourself to feelings of overwhelm and stress, you learn to recognize the emotion when it starts. It is at this moment that you have the power to choose your response. You can allow the emotions to overwhelm you OR you can take charge and choose a different response. Breat...
09/21/2009
Feelings of stress occur as an internal reaction to external events. In other words, it's not what's happening around you that stresses you but rather your thoughts about what's happening around you. When you learn to observe your thoughts, remain in control, and assess the emotion experienced, ...
09/13/2009
You push yourself each day to get everything done. Your to-do list never seems to end; it just keeps growing. And if you stop, you might not get it all done and then what? Thoughts repeatedly telling you that you ‘have to do', ‘need to do', ‘must do' results in feelings of overwhelm, fatigue, and...
07/04/2009
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As the housing market struggles to find its way back and some offices close, fear abounds and it's been showing up in the form of negativity and hopelessness. People are struggling to stay positive as they see the world changing around them. The changes are neither positive nor negative.  "Things...
06/09/2009
"I sleep very little. I'm always pressured and stressed. I feel a constant need to push myself to do more - be more. And then I take two weeks vacation with my family in the summer. It usually takes me the first week to simply calm down and relax; the second week is when I actually get to enjoy m...
05/26/2009
The antidote to overwhelm is to simplify. This means you need to cut back, slow down, eliminate, and outsource. "Simplify" means you need to do less. There are several things to know about overwhelm: 1) By staying busy, you have lost control over your life. You have become addicted, if you will, ...
05/19/2009
Each of us can get overwhelmed from time to time. But for some people, overwhelm is a constant. It's just how they function in life. Knowing yourself, being aware of your abilities and priorities, and creating an environment that nurtures your success can help to alleviate or minimize overwhelm a...
05/12/2009
In a previous post on tolerations, I introduced the concept of identifying things in your life that were substandard so that you can eliminate them in order to increase productivity as well as improve your energy, confidence, and self-esteem. In the process of eliminating tolerations, you want to...
04/21/2009
You hide in the privacy of your own mind hoping things will improve that you'll figure it out, come up with the solution. There's something about having the answer, having it all together, or being "right". But inevitably, swimming in your own thoughts and without new information or new perspecti...
04/09/2009
Cindy called her husband Danny at work. He was busy but answered. She could tell he was irritated but since he didn’t say anything she went on to tell him about her situation. It wasn’t an emergency or anything, just typical day stuff. But he was only half listening. Frustrated when he had no rep...
03/09/2009
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