Overwhelm. It's probably the most cited complaint in our culture right now. How about you? Have you been feeling it?
Overwhelm feels like everything is just TOO MUCH. Noise coming at us from every angle, deadlines and turn around times being accelerated, everyone pulling on us for something. And we don’t have enough time, energy or attention span to keep it all contained. Am I right? So what are we going to do about this?
It used to be that taking a class on time management could shore some of it up, maybe putting everything onto a calendar and putting some firm boundaries around it could work, but no more. Like a game of Tetris as the rounds go by, the pieces just keep falling faster and faster and we’re just one minor distraction away from it all walling up around us and announcing “GAME OVER.”
So, what do we do? How do we overcome overwhelm when the very lifestyle of this season seems to be overwhelm? Well, I’ve got some strategies to share with you today that I think will help. So grab a journal and a pen, and press play, as Erica shares five tips to take you from overwhelm to overflow.
What you will learn in this episode:
- What is overwhelm — really — and why do we feel so powerless when it shows up in our life;
- What is overflow, and how do we differentiate between it and overwhelm;
- The five tips to take you from overwhelm to overflow. Here they are stated VERY simply (but be sure to listen in to get a deeper understanding of each tip and how to practically apply each one to your life):
- Start Your Day With God Every Morning Before ANYTHING Else
- Take 20-30 Minutes of Alone Time Every Single Day
- Learn to RESPOND instead of reacting
- Journal Your Gratitude Every Single Night
- Consider Your Health & How It Might Be Driving Overwhelm
Resources and Links mentioned in this episode:
I don't mention any specific links in this week's episode, BUT I do think that a fantastic way to action tip #5 — Consider Your Health — is to do The Beacon Quick Health Reset program. It helps you to action a basic set of steps for just one week to see foundational health balance out. This quick program will definitely help to curb feelings of overwhelm. Do you think you need to do something like this to action the Check Your Health step?
If so, grab your free Program Guide pdf below that will walk you through the 6 steps of the Quick Health Reset. Then, if you're up for doing this thing with other people, come join us in The Beacon Lifestyle Community over on Facebook. We've got folks in the group hitting the RESET button regularly, so there's always encouragement and accountability no matter what day you choose to start this 7-day program. You can do this!
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.