Overwhelm is something we all struggle with on one level or another. Our modern lives are so much busier than that of previous generations. We seem to have to juggle more and more things, keeping the plates spinning. If this is your constant challenge then this video will show you how to use Qigong for overwhelm and how to minimise this stress inducing state.
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong, and the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
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What Is Overwhelm?
Overwhelm is a FEAR of not being able to get everything done. The result is that you feel stressed, paralysed and like you have no time. You may feel stuck, not sure which thing to tackle next. A lack of direction or feeling you’re not moving forwards is common. You may feel you are not achieving everything you want to achieve. There are many other ripple effects resulting from overwhelm. Suffice to say, it’s not the best feeling!
3 Methods To Tackle Overwhelm
1. Get Present
Overwhelm often creates anxiety because of the fear of not being able to get future tasks done. Bring yourself into the present as much as possible. Do this by using Qigong for overwhelm, or a daily meditation practice. A regular routine will make a huge difference to how you feel about overwhelm.
Doing activities requiring absolute focus in the present moment are also excellent for tackling overwhelm. I go surfing which keeps me in the present as otherwise I’m in danger of falling off my board at a critical moment! Other physical activities such as mountain biking or anything that requires focus in the present moment help to diminish feelings of overwhelm. For those of you less physically active, creative activities such as painting, drawing, pottery enable you to be in the present more often. Adopt more activities like these and make them a habit. Then your feelings of overwhelm will diminish.
2. Start saying “No”
Develop the practice of not committing to people immediately. You don’t have to say yes to everything! Instead tell people that you will get back to them when you’ve had chance to check your plans or that you will check your diary and let them know. This will help you to avoid taking on too much. Also be sure to delegate as much as possible at work and at home. This will take the pressure of overwhelm off you. We are all responsible for creating our own reality. We have a choice as to whether to take on too much. If you want to tackle overwhelm something will have to change and that starts with making different choices.
3. List 3 Things To Achieve The Next Day
Do this the night before. Don’t give yourself too much to do. A huge list can be daunting when you are feeling overwhelmed. We can often feel paralysed, stuck and as though we are not moving forward. Over time this leads to a lack of confidence that we’ll ever be able to progress. You may feel like life is passing you by and you are missing out. Setting yourself the goal of only 3 things to do the next day breaks through the stagnation. It gives you a sense of progress and achievement. This leads to increased confidence that you can tackle overwhelm and you will start to feel better.
What Do I Do Next?
For more information on how to use Qigong for overwhelm head over to a previous video on my website called “Qigong for Motivation“. Here I share with you how to deal with the paralysis and stagnation that can accompany overwhelm.
To learn even more Qigong for overwhelm mimimisation go to the Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up to receive three free video lessons which will be delivered to you by e-mail over the course of a few days. Also, for a free audio meditation “Calm Your Busy Mind In 8 Minutes” scroll to the bottom of the Space To Relax homepage.
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