What To Do When You Feel Fuzzy, Lost or Plain Overwhelmed
I’m not going to lie to you, there have been a few days lately, when there has just been too much to do. And at the same time, not doing enough but instead paper shuffling and general procrastinating!
Have you heard the expression ‘fitting a quart into a pint pot’? You know what it means, right? That’s how life feels sometimes doesn’t it? Well, I’m sorry to tell you that it is actually impossible. I mean scientifically. A quart is 2 pints. A pint pot holds…well….one pint. So, a quart into a pint pot will not go!
That is true overwhelm. When there is literally not enough space in your brain for one more piece of information. Or not enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done.
As a business owner, this is a very common scenario. Much more common than it actually should be.
I mean, of course, there will be busy times, there will be unexpected things that come up that need dealing with, that take up time and brain space we weren’t expecting and so there is overwhelm.
But – and you may think this is controversial or it may resonate with you as absolute truth – here’s the thing! The amount of time you need to actually be suffering from overwhelm is – well low to nil. And for many business owners, the actuality is that it is far too frequent.
Why does this overwhelm happen?
Well, it is actually because most people do not live their life on purpose.
When you know with certainty what your purpose is, it makes decision-making very easy. It makes prioritising very easy and therefore decision, very easy. Because the thing is – we all have the same amount of time in a day, and you can’t make any more of it. So, you can’t “manage time”, you can only prioritise what you do in that time.
Let’s look at that in a bit more detail.
If you are here to teach – that is your purpose. So, you start a business where you are teaching others, selling courses, doing talks etc. But of course, there are many things to do as a business owner like sales, marketing, dealing with suppliers, the accountant for example, dealing with questions and queries.
And you find yourself spending way too much time on those things and not enough time following your purpose. You find yourself pulled and pushed in all directions, and not focused on what you should be focused on.
At those times you need to bring yourself back to the feeling.
The feeling you get when you are in flow. The feeling of excitement and focus, and energy. The feeling of following your purpose. And when you can feel those feelings, it clears your mind of the clutter.
You can stop going down many different paths and realising you are on the wrong one. You can choose actions that support your purpose and ditch the ones that don’t. You can ignore all the ‘bright shiny objects’ which don’t support your purpose and just follow the ONE bright shiny object that IS your purpose.
And if you don’t yet know what your purpose is? Well then, you might want to join the Live Love Laugh Lounge, where we help people to stop living someone else’s life, find their purpose and be happy, so that they can avoid looking back on their life with regret.
Message me to find out more. And for now – remember – when you are overwhelmed, when you are fuzzy, when you just feel a bit lost – go back to your purpose and find the feelings. Don’t just say – “I know my purpose is to teach”, really feel how you feel when you teach, when you are in flow – when you are doing what you are here on earth to do.
Then prioritising and decision making is easy.