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Nancy L. Neff Coaching and Healing

LifeForce Abundance Coach
Vision and Energy Coach

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Mid-September 2018 Newsletter

Hello, and a magical Mid-September to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. Today's issue is about being overwhelmed, and some simple strategies for coping, even thriving. Enjoy!

Are you overwhelmed?
 many interruptions coming at someone Almost everyone I know has too much to do and too little time. Then when an unexpected crisis pops up, be it a family illness, or an expensive repair, or an act of Nature like a flood or hurricane, we can't even complete our usual tasks, let alone handle the big new situation. How do people cope who live in a war zone, we wonder, where bombs are falling everywhere, and there's no such thing as a normal calm day?

It may sound counter-intuitive, but I've learned that when I feel overwhelmed, as if too much is coming my way and I can't handle it all, the first thing I need to do is slow down! When I was younger, a crisis would push me to go faster and faster, desperately trying to get on top of things and regain control. This usually didn't work, plus I got upset at my "failure". And I still had to deal with the crisis! If I take a few minutes to come up with a sensible plan, prioritizing what needs to be done soon and what can wait, the situation usually works out better. I've found that when I feel the need to rush, many times it's only my anxiety, not a truly urgent problem in front of me. As my mother used to say, haste makes wste!

 baby learning to walk Another key point I need to remember when dealing with a big challenge (or what may feel like a flood of small challenges) is to stay present. This way I have all my faculties with me for making wise choices, and for noticing all the components of the situation. If I'm mired in worry, thinking "This will never work out!", or full of annoyance that I don't have more help, these negative attitudes will detract from my focus on doing whatever I can to move forward and make progress. That little child to the left isn't resentful he has to learn to walk, wishing someone would carry him. He's excited, tackling this new activity with joy, a great example for us adults.
Finally, the baby reminds me about making progress a step at a time. It's rare to solve a complicated situation with one single big action. I'm sure you've heard that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. And "Rome wasn't built in a day", in other words, it may take a while to reach your destination. When there's too much to do, just beginning and doing a little can create momentum, so you want to do more. Often those so-called baby steps are all that's needed to propel us out of stagnation and doing nothing. Baby steps are better than no steps!

To read about overwhelm as it relates to vision, click here.

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