Let's start by talking about where overwhelm comes from.
If you're like most people, you think it comes from too much to do and too little time.
Overwhelm is actually an emotion that is created by the way you're thinking. And here's how we know: Have you ever been in the same job as someone else and they're calm, cool and collected and meanwhile you're a ball of stress and overwhelm?
That's because they are thinking different thoughts about the same job.
It's easy to attribute their calm demeanor to personality but what is personality, anyway?
Personality is defined as, "individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving."
Usually these patterns are unconscious, but they don't have to be. We can make them conscious by becoming the observer of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. And once these patterns are in your awareness, you can change them on purpose by choosing to think and believe different thoughts.
This works because our thoughts create our feelings and our feelings drive our behaviors - what we do and don't do.
This is what we do in coaching. We uncover your unconscious patterns that are creating your sense of overwhelm so you can choose how to think, feel and act on purpose in a way that aligns with your desired goal - creating calm, focused energy. When you're feeling calm and focused and energized, then you can create your plan and execute it easily.
This is why trying to change your habits first, like creating to-do lists or waking up an hour earlier so you have more time to get things done, only stick temporarily and why they don't solve for your overwhelm longterm.
When you still have that unconscious programming operating in the background, you're going to keep coming back to it. Until you're aware of it, you can't change it.
It's like when you leave a door open in the winter and your house gets cooler. The heat kicks on to bring it back to the set temperature. Your unconscious beliefs are your set temperature and they'll keep bringing you back to what's normal for you until you're aware of them.
If you want to uncover what your set temperature is and how to change it from overwhelm to calm, schedule your consult. On your call, I'll ask you questions that uncover your unconscious programing that's creating overwhelm, so you can be aware of it, and start to change it right away.