Eradicate your overwhelm; rediscover your power.
Overwhelm isn’t caused by what’s happening TO you. Overwhelm is a physical, emotional, and psychological reaction to a pattern of beliefs, language, attention and behavior. It comes from how you are processing what’s happening in your outer world.
If it feels like there’s way too much to do, and not enough time to do it, you are not alone. The job, the family, the home, the finances, keeping up with friends, maybe a few stolen moments to actually take care of yourself. Who can keep up with it all?
No matter how fast you run, how much caffeine you consume, or how many apps you employ, you can’t do it all. And if you think someone else has the answer for how to do it all, they don’t do it all either.
I’m not going to tell you to shift your overwhelm by meditating, or going to yoga classes, although they’re helpful practices. Ending overwhelm doesn’t mean ‘doing’ more. You’ll end overwhelm by ‘being’ more. And being more comes from shifting two things:
Change your thinking. Overwhelm doesn’t come from the chaos of the outside, it comes from the chaos of your inner world: the space between your ears. This book will teach you how to replace that thinking.
Change your behavior. Aligning your behavior with your new thinking will keep you free. For example, stop struggling to do more as the solution to your overloaded life. You’ll actually find that you can do less and be more effective. Along the way, you may even choose to give up stress, guilt, shame, and a messy desk.
These practices help you to react less to what’s going on outside, and to be more present and more intentional on the inside. The purpose of End Overwhelm Now is to wake you from the trance created by our crazy, chaotic world. You have the power to take charge of your life in a new way. You seldom can change the world “out there,” but you can always change your thinking and behaviors.
We would all love to be able to snap our fingers and make overwhelm go away. The End Overwhelm Now process isn’t quite that fast, but it is very simple. There are only two key steps in breaking your pattern of overwhelm: understanding what creates it and using the “stories” process to shift your reaction.
Welcome to the end of your overwhelm.