There are so many symptoms to overthinking and they can become a massive issue for your business if you’re not careful. But the good news is that there are things that you can be doing
When it comes to some symptoms, we’re going to talk about 3 of the most common ones and what you can do to overcome them
Not Launching Something New
You know that new product, programme or service you’ve been thinking about launching? Why haven’t you launched it yet?
Chances are you’re letting your self-talk voices take over and they’re stopping you launching. But you need to actually think what it is costing you but staying stuck!
How much income are you not earning?
What impact would that income have on you and your business?
What’s actually happening is you’re doing a disservice to your crowd by not offering your product, programme or service
They want what you are offering so get it out there now!
Overwhelm can be such a paralysing feeling, you come to sit down to do some work and before you know it times up and you have very little to show for it! Does this ring true for you?
So how can you overcome this …
Here’s some simple things you can be doing to help you get out of overwhelm and get shit done!
Do a Brain Dump
Some people don’t like the term Brain Dump but I love it – just think of it like a download. This takes everything out of your head and on to a piece of paper. Every single task, every idea you have, write it down. Think about projects you want to do, what are the tasks involved.
What happens is you’re literally freeing up space in your head so you’re not feeling so stressed that things haven’t been done. You now have this master list which you can use to prioritise the work that will move you closer to your goals and bring money into the business – we all want that don’t we?
This isn’t a complicated task, literally write down what’s in your head. For example, if you have a new product, what work do you need to do to launch it etc?
Prioritise the List to Create Your New To Do List
Once you’ve done your Brain Dump, I tend to split mine into three categories that suit my life – personal / home, home education, business.
You then need to go through everything and prioritise the tasks that you need to be doing first. The key here is to ask yourself 2 questions:
- Will this bring money into the business?
- Will this move me closer to achieving my goal?
If the answer to either of those questions are no, then you don’t focus time at the moment for that task … or you delegate the work to get it done (or even delete it).
Break Your to Do List into Chunks of Time
Whether your children are at school, nursery, childminder or home, you only have a set amount of time each day to actually get stuff done!
One thing that my clients have found helped them so much is to break tasks down into small chunks that will take 5, 10 or 30 minutes to complete. They can then easily manage what work they can get done in the time they have available.
For example, writing this article could be a few 5 minute chunks of time by focusing on writing just a section at a time – as opposed to thinking it’s a huge job in my mind, I’m writing just one section which makes it so much easier to think about.
When you get stuck in overwhelm, you can very quickly find out what you do when you procrastinate! Everybody is different but you need to realise what your behaviour is so that you can nip it in the bud when it rears its ugly head!
There’s lots of different behaviours, you can find yourself with the sudden urge to:
- Spring clean
- Declutter / organise an area
- Do some washing
- Go to the shops
- Watch some videos
- And lots more
Recognise your behaviour, acknowledge why you’re feeling the pressure and start working through your to do list. Your overwhelm will soon disappear and you’ll be ticking off tasks from your list in no time!