I was speaking with a client earlier today. She was feeling overwhelmed. She was getting ready to go on vacation for a week. Had tons of follow up to do. Had tons of fresh employment to do AND was seriously behind on just about everything since her internet connection had been down most of the week.
We talked about a abundance of things during our call and about half path through our conversation I questioned her if she was still feeling overwhelmed. Her answer “YES!” I questioned her a single inquiry. “Do you know WHAT employment needs to be done before you leave?” She said she did not. AHA…we found the difficulty! I had her get outside a piece of paper and pen and inscribe down everything that was spinning encircling in her brain. She spent the following minute or two writing. We reviewed what she had written down, added a hardly any things (it’s always that path, isn’t it?) and took a hardly any things off. Finally I questioned her what she thought. Her response, “Wow, it’s not as terrible as I thought. I can do this. I’m feeling much bigger.”
Here’s what happened. She had so much going on in her intellect and was working really dense to keep track of it all. She much told me that she had plotted to inscribe it all down however didn’t have a chance; it would capture also extended. By writing it down and gathering all of the data in one place it became visible. Her intellect could no longer constitute it worse than it was. The unknown became known.
I often do a brain dump exercise like this when I’m feeling overwhelmed with a project I’m working on or when I have lots of thoughts or commitments going on in my head. I may reckon “Who has the age for this?” however the reality is that it doesn’t capture extended and truly saves you age and energy and gives you peace of intellect. It could much be a fantastic path to aid you focus at the commence your day.
Here are the steps to capture when you’re feeling overwhelmed and have no thought what you have to do or what you have going on.
1. Grab a piece of paper and pen. Some human beings like to do this on a machine, personally I find pen and paper to be the best tool for this exercise.
2. Commence dumping. Get the thoughts outside of your brain, gather the small advertise-it notes you have and place it all in one list.
3. Organize the list a bit. My client separated what she had into two sections, personal and business. You might consider organizing it by project, person, extended term/small term or whatever helps you.
4. Review the list. Does it all really demand to be done? Are there things that you can skip over entirely? Things that don’t demand to be taken that far?
5. Choose when you will do the things that demand doing.
I know that sometimes we avoid doing an exercise like this since we’re worried to see all the things that we have going on. My recommendation is to give it a try. If you have so much going on that you truly can’t get it done then you know it’s age to get support for yourself or choose not to do some of the things on your list. On the other palm you may find yourself pleasantly surprised and reassured that you will be able to get it all done.
Carrie Greene is a speaker, trainer, coach and author of Chaos to Cash. She helps entrepreneurs cut through the confusion and chaos surrounding them so they make decisions, stop spinning and procrastinating and make more money. Free resources at http://www.CarrieThru.com and http://www.ChaosToCashBook.com/excerptscp.bfreesystem.com Boresha-bskinny-coffee.com Learn More About The Best MLM Compensation Plan Click Here Click Here For More Info