So yesterday we came to the conclusion that when you are overwhelmed you must first realize that it is a feeling and you must set the feeling aside then take it a step further by putting things into perspective and making a list laying out what needs to be done.
Today we take it to the level of what to do with the list. Just because we worked to set aside the feelings yesterday, does not mean they are gone today. With each of these steps, you will have to remind yourself to set aside the feeling and get life moving again.
With the list you created yesterday, we said to put those things at the top of the list that needed to be done first. Of course, saying something has to be done and actually doing it is not the same. So today we will focus on taking it one step at a time.
When you put the feeling aside and then take it a step at a time, you get one thing done and then another until you are marking more of your list of things off than you ever thought you would. As soon as you start to get just one thing done, you will get back that feeling of satisfaction. This will help you to not have to worry about the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Make this into a daily habit of getting things done one at a time. You will find that when you start to take things off your list you will get more things added to it. You see, more things are going to come up. If you keep the habit of working on finishing things one at a time and build that habit, you can keep things from building up and bringing back the feeling of being overwhelmed.
The best story I ever heard about solving the problems of life is the story of how God wants us to handle problems. It’s like playing volleyball: God serves that ball (your problem or what you are working on) to you; you are to then hit the ball back. This is how we would play the game of volleyball. But we often get too overwhelmed with those things we have to solve in life so we don’t play. We catch the ball and hold it. The problem is balls keep getting served, so we become overwhelmed by holding the balls instead of putting them back into play.
So today take your list and start working on them one by one, take it a step at a time and soon you will see things getting done. See you tomorrow for the next step.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get things done one step at a time and you will become the RockStar in your world.