Our son’s mind works a bit differently than many.
He has a hard time process things, the biggest being sounds and emotion.
Christmas morning can be a bit of a rollercoaster as he struggles to process the excitement of gifts, magic and surprise.
When he isn’t able process something his mind chooses stress.
After all, that’s what most of us feel when overwhelm hits us.
When I’m overwhelmed I find myself pacing, feel tingles in my head, a tightness in my chest, and I am the opposite of productive.
I don’t accomplish a thing.
Isn’t that funny since overwhelm often comes from having so much that needs to be done?
It comes when we lack clarity.
Our minds get freaked out that things aren’t clear so it purposely fogs everything so you can’t think at all.
It feeds itself.
What if you didn’t have to give in to overwhelm and experience the fog and lack of productivity?
You get to choose if you give in to overwhelm.
You get to choose how you feel about each item on your list and each thought circling in your mind.
In January we will be focusing on Goals in Shred Mastermind and something that can come up when you’re setting them is overwhelm.
It’s your mind saying “this is hard and hard things make me uncomfortable” and it will try to convince you that the goal isn’t worth it and not growing, is.
Did you ever think of it that way?
When your brain says “let’s feel overwhelmed” it’s saying “I don’t want you to succeed”.
It’s self sabotage before you even start.
Remember, the only circumstance here is that you have things you want to get done.
The rest is drama.
Break down everything that your brain is saying you need to do and schedule it out.
Take a deep breath, write down everything your brain is saying, remove the drama, and see what you’re left with.
You’re in charge of how you think and ultimately, the results you get.
As for my son, this was our best Christmas yet.
He took the time he needed with his letter from Santa, his goodbye to our Elf on the Shelf, and the opening of each gift.
He knew that if he slowed down and focused on each thing, he could eliminate the drama in his mind.
We can all learn from this.
Well done, Cruz.
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