When I get overwhelmed I remind myself of the importance of taking small steps. I remind myself that no step is too small. Thinking about my coaching is a step. Writing about it in my journal is a step. Confirming my first appointment to coach someone is a step. Then the phone call and the follow-up email. All were important steps. All led me to where I wanted to go and by breaking things down into small steps I got there without being overwhelmed. Excited - Yes! Scared - Yes! But not overwhelmed.
Does that mean that I have overwhelm licked forever? No, it's going to come back. If I begin to compare myself to others, it will probably pay me a visit. If I try to take too big of a step, it probably will rear its ugly head. But now that I have the tools in my pocket to deal with it, I don't think it will stay too long.
Awareness is key. Knowing when you are overwhelmed and why is the first step to overcoming it. Reminding yourself of the positive small steps you are taking and all that you are accomplishing will keep you on the right track. Surrounding yourself with positive people and support always helps. So does asking for help whenever you need it. And remember to speak to and about yourself with kindness.
I truly believe how we think and how we speak becomes our reality. So each day I remind myself that I don't have to do it all. I remind myself of all that I have already accomplished. And then I take a small step towards my goal and at the end of the day I celebrate my accomplishments no matter how small. It truly seems like the more I celebrate the small things every day the more I have to celebrate. Won't you join me? Each day take a moment to sit back, take a deep breathe, and celebrate! For me it is a quiet moment. For you it might be a sentence in your journal or a happy dance. It doesn't matter how you celebrate, just that you do.
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!