The Overwhelm Organizer
I delight in creating new activities to help me organize my personal and professional life when things are beginning to feel scattered or chaotic. I then take these exercises and use them to support my clients when they are having similar feelings and experiences. This weekend I created an activity called The Overwhelm Organizer. This can be used for things like getting your finances, business tasks, or home and family responsibilities in order. Here are some strategies to support you in returning to confidence and calm in the midst of overwhelm. Page Pour. The first step in this process is to take all the things that are swirling around in your head and heart and dump them onto some paper. Depending on your learning style, you can do lists on pages of a notebook, use a white board or poster sized sheet of flip chart paper, or vocalize them to a trusted professional, like a coach or assistant who can take the notes for you and ask you powerful questions to help you sort them out. The simple act of getting them out of your head and onto the page, or into the ears of someone who is trained to actively listen will instantly leave you feeling lighter. Priority Placement. The next step is to use guiding questions, symbols, or literal movement to sort all the things in order of priority. Guided questions can include: What can be eliminated or released with love? In essence, what can you let go of or do without? What can you delegate, or where can the responsibility be shared with another individual or group? What are the five things that must be done first? How would you rank those things in order with #1 being the highest priority, and #5 being the lowest? Use symbols like hearts, happy faces, or X's to examine how each thing is impacting your energy, or circle, underline, or highlight and color-code items based on their level of importance. Once you've done this, take it one step, one task, or one activity at a time. Make sure to acknowledge and celebrate each thing you accomplish along the way, no matter how small. Partnership Potential. Finally, remember that you don’t have to do it all alone. Identify the items that can be delegated to another team member, family member, or young person in your life who could benefit from the skills they will learn by taking on the responsibility you assigned to them. Perhaps one of the tasks can be a passion project that you share with your significant other or another closed loved one. This will transform something that once felt like drudgery into an opportunity for increased quality time. Use a symbol to designate the items that can only be done by you, and brainstorm who you can partner with or trust to do the rest. This week I challenge you to block off a day, or a few hours to take stock of the things that are taking up precious space in your mind. Free yourself of the excess mental weight by running them through The Overwhelm Organizer. Manifestation Affirmations I am releasing mental weight and inviting light. I am open to receive guidance, help, and assistance. I am inviting delight by prioritizing and focusing on what matters most right now.
Master Your Mindset to Manifest a Life You Love. Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide