When you are overwhelmed and stressed, you are stuck in the problem and are unable to see a way out. You procrastinate, quit or panic. This halts any positive momentum, and it is discouraging.
What can you do to shift your mindset?
Action is the key:
The next time you are in overwhelm mode, pick one very simple task that has a beginning, middle and end, and give it your complete focus.
For example, pick a small drawer and clean it. Take one folder and file it. Make one phone call.
When you finish, congratulate yourself and experience the sense of accomplishment.
Remember, keep it very simple, and the momentum will begin to build.
Try this out and let me know what task worked for you and how you felt. Did you keep it simple? If it did not work, what do you think happened? If you have any questions, please share in the comments below.