Do you ever find yourself feeling like you aren’t doing a good enough job? Maybe you feel guilty because you feel like you should be doing more. Or maybe your feel overwhelmed and stressed because you feel like you don’t have the time or energy to do the things you really LOVE and REALLY want to be doing!
I can so relate!
In today’s blog I want to give you 5 steps to help you shift any feelings of being "stuck and overwhelmed"! This steps will help you make make room for the things you LOVE.
There will always be obstacles in life. One of the keys to creating happiness is learning how to handle them. The biggest challenges I see people face is feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and becoming the victim. Today I want to give you some tools to take your power back! So YOU can shift any feelings of “stuck and overwhelmed” and make room for the things you LOVE and REALLY want to do!
5 Steps to Creating Room For the Things You Love
Create a Schedule. When we make a schedule it creates structure, a container. It takes away the pressure of when will this happen, will I be able to get to it. It allows you to show up and relax. Make a list of all the things you need to do and make a list of the things you want to do. Once you have it all down…evaluate if there are something you can delegate to others or maybe just scratch off the list all together. Then put it all in your schedule! Like Marie Forleo says… if it isn’t scheduled it doesn’t exist!
Practice Self Care. I am a big self-care junky and one of the things I learned over the past few months is you can’t show up or take care of others before you show up and take care of yourself! Trust me, I tried… it didn’t work out! LOL Think of a car on empty. Until you take the time to fill it back it, it can’t go anywhere. Schedule time to be alone. Whether you go for a walk, journal, take an Epsom salt bath, make sure you have time to be with yourself!
Be Compassionate With Yourself. So often we beat ourselves up because we feel like we should be doing a better job... we should be doing better with our diet, better with our work, a better wife, a better mom... Know that you are doing a GREAT job just BEING YOU! Give yourself permission to make mistakes, and give yourself permission to have a piece of cake or a bite of that brownie (if that's what your heart truly desires. I am a recovering perfectionist so I know all about self judgment and beating myself up... and what I realize now is that the self judgment is often what holds us back from getting to where we want... For example you slip on your diet so then you have a total night of binging because you were so disappointed in yourself. Practice being compassionate with yourself, allowing yourself to be, and loving yourself where you are!
Make Time for FUN! When we are busy and overwhelmed FUN is prob the last thing we think about but it is really one of the most important. When we allow ourselves to play, have fun, laugh, and create our mind can start to quiet, the to do list some how fades away, and your internal guidance and hearts true desires are able to come through... I have had some of my biggest AH HA moments, inspirational ideas, and most successful work days after a day of fun and pleasure!
Look for the Silver Lining. I truly believe we attract things, people, situations, circumstances into our life for a reason. When we turn the focus to the reason "bigger picture" or lesion it allows us to learn what we need to learn. Where ever you are in your life notice what's working and what isn't. What do you like? What do you need? Sometimes we attract things we don't like or that don't work for us... to bring to our awareness what we do like and what we need.