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165: My Solution to Overwhelm

When overwhelm strikes me it feels like lots of bees buzzing around my head, each reminding me to do something, and a building sense of worry that I’m not going to get it all done. While many of us don't talk about it openly, it's normal to feel occasionally overwhelmed. But if you're having this feeling frequently then that's not a fun way to live. The key for me lies in doing one thing at a time. Research has shown that multitasking is not as effective as we often believe. So one way you could overcome overwhelm is to focus on tackling tasks sequentially, giving each one your undivided attention. Listen in for some more ideas to help you explore what works for you. Key lessons from this episode: 1) Each person's experience of overwhelm and their solution to it will be unique. 2) Not everyone may use the term "overwhelm", but it is a common feeling among leaders. 3) I invite you to try out the three steps that work for me: 1: Get out of my head; 2: Prioritise; 3: Do one thing at a time. Episode links Episode 130: Take control of your Time Episode 129: Your Inbox is not your Job Caffeine for the Soul Podcast with Michael Neill: '101 Things to Do'

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