When we’re overwhelmed, scattered and feeling pulled in too many directions, it’s often because we’re not clear in our own minds where we want to be spending our limited and precious time, money and energy.
A very wise soul once told me: “If you don’t set your own priorities, there are plenty of people who will be happy to do it for you”.
So one of the best ways to start to deal with overwhelm is to ask yourself: “What do I really want?”.
If the answer to that question gives you an equally overwhelming list then you’ll need to get more specific. Ask yourself: “Which are most important right now?”.
Once you’ve got the answer, make time for it. Cut out the not important, the unnecessary, the time-wasters, other people’s priorities. And get to work.