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How feeling overwhelmed can impact your life

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How feeling overwhelmed can impact your life

Do you sometimes feel like you just can’t do any more?

Let’s get real ladies, there are times when you’re going to feel overwhelmed. Whether it be with work, the family or just life in general. Life is a roller coaster, and there will be times when you’re in a dip and feeling like you just can’t do any more!

You keep pushing this feeling aside. You keep going, focused on your family and their needs, focused on your work and just doing. But the reality is, if you’re not fully OK, then you’re doing yourself, your family and potentially your work a disservice. You are not able to give 100% and that’s not fair on anyone, let alone you!

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, then let me share a few of the ways feeling overwhelmed can impact your life.

You don’t feel like it. You don’t really want to get out of bed in the morning. You drag your feet going about your usual daily routine, without stopping to think about what you’re actually doing. Even when someone suggests doing something together, you wonder if you’ve even got the energy?

You find yourself feeling a little jealous of other people’s lives. Even if they’re a close friend, and you're actually really happy for them. You still feel a little envious. They’ve “got it together” and you feel a little jealous.

You can’t remember the last time you laughed out loud. Your kids share jokes with you, and you smile with them. Your friend shares a good story and you nod along, smiling. Your husband says he loves you, and you smile and automatically reply “I love you too”. But now you stop and think about it, you can’t remember actually feeling true emotions, let alone laughing out loud. When was the last time you had tears rolling down your face from pure joy?

Lately you’ve been over indulging. That extra piece of chocolate. That last cookie in the packet. That extra glass of wine because frankly I deserve it! But in the next moment, the next morning, you have that sinking feeling again… oh!

If you answered with an ahhhh… yeah! to any of these then now is the time to stop, recognise overwhelm for what it is and make a change in your life. You owe it to yourself. 

But how? Where do you start?

Firstly, you need to recognise that your overwhelm is real and how it is impacting your life. But importantly you need to understand that this feeling doesn’t have to be permanent. 

Then ask yourself one question, so what? So what am I prepared to do about it? 

If you’re ready, focus on the one thing you can take back control of right now. What’s one thing that you’ve allowed to overcome you, that you can literally take back control of?

Once you’ve identified that one thing, you’re ready to take action. Do it for yourself, take action now and start to move on from the overwhelm. 

If you’re ready to take action, but you’re not sure where to start, The Productivity Lab may be for you. You can flip your life by taking a few simple steps. Waiting and hoping this overwhelm will pass will only hurt your confidence and your ability to change it in the long term. 

Think of this as your kick in the butt to take action now! You know you can’t rely on someone else to fix your life. You also know that if you don’t take action, you’ll feel the same a year from now, and the year after that, and so on.

The Productivity Lab is a short, online course where you will find relief knowing you’re not alone, that there are genuine reasons you feel this way, but more importantly you will know how to change it.

Thanks to the simple steps you will take back control of your life. You will establish positive routines, and finish your day feeling good about yourself and what you have done.

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