The Secret to Handling Overwhelm
How do you shift from struggle to living in the flow of abundance?
What is the secret to attracting more money, more clients, more joy, more love, and/ or more harmony in my life?
The secret to manifesting abundance is the same secret to handling overwhelm.
I was the queen of overwhelm. You can ask my husband. Last night, we were laughing, remembering how I was so overcome with overwhelm and emotions in our early marriage that I didn’t even know if I could handle part-time employment.
Crazy? It’s true. I would cry for hours until I had monster eyes, all puffy from sobbing. I embraced my wounded child, grieving for all the hurts in my past. And I just couldn’t go to work for all the world to see my shame. I worked as a waitress when I was in college. But it felt scary to trust myself to show up for a job.
And often, from overwhelm, I retreated to depression. I slept for hours and escaped through books.
Have you ever felt overwhelm? Overwhelmed with learning technology, with juggling a business, with parenting, or with your finances?
Overwhelm is a signal to shift.
Not to stop or turn away or retreat… It is a clue that you are clenched in the grips of SELF- WILL.
Overwhelm is an opportunity to open up, to grieve, to ask for help and support, and to turn your life over to God or Divine Will. It is an opportunity to receive the assistance that is always here for us when we surrender.
So here’s what to do when feeling overwhelmed:
Write down what you need to do.
What tasks do you need to accomplish this week? Usually, when I feel overwhelmed I have too many tasks circulating in my head. I cannot latch on to any. I freeze up.
Overwhelm is a form of emotional paralysis.
What can I do today? What do I need to get done today that connects me to my vision?
Maybe it is just reaching out and setting up strategy calls, or looking at your finances, applying for a job, or reaching out to JV partners for your list build.
The feeling of overwhelm comes from being in scarcity mode. The feeling that there is not enough time, not enough resources, not enough support to get what you need to get done.
But if you stop and breathe, you have all that you need to do today.
Focus on the next step. And get it done. Commit to yourself.
When you keep your commitment to yourself, you shift. The action of movement can bust through a block, just as energy work can release the root. In fact, even with clearing your blocks, you still need to take action to align with your new energetic vibration.
You are a success, however small the action you just executed.
The action is up to you.