From overwhelmed to reset

by Alice Dommert
August 3, 2019

Feeling overwhelmed

Are you feeling overwhelmed with too much to do?  Wishing you had the month of August to be away, at the beach, the mountains, or anywhere else but at your desk? Does it feel too late to make any plans?

It is hard not to feel overwhelmed sometimes. I begin to feel I am working in slow motion, not really getting anything done, no matter how long I sit at my desk. This feeling can sneak up on me for many reasons, not just in August but almost any time of year. My mind sometimes gets in on the game and thoughts bubble up and begin to tell me the effort I am exerting is futile.

What is true?

But here is what I know to be true: these thoughts are not true, they are a story, AND it’s time to step away from my desk. Here is the other part of what is true: when I am in that state of mind, I am in fact not getting much done. I am spinning my wheels. Similar to when your car is stuck in the mud and you continue to press on the gas. The wheels spin, but it is unlikely you’re going to get unstuck.

So how is it possible to go from overwhelm and stuck to reset and ready in August or any time of the year?

Are you really ready for something different?

The first question is to check to see if you are ready to get reset? Or is there something holding you in the stuck mode. Sometimes there is comfort in the familiarity of what we know, even when that is being overwhelmed and stuck.

Is the energy of discomfort ripe for the harvest of considering some new ideas?

Take a breath. My first go-to action when I feel overwhelmed is to change my environment, it’s why I travel often. The new scenery and geography quickly shift my perspective. But that might not be possible for you right now. Staying put does not mean doom.

A Wholebeing Reset Guide

Check out the video below for a sneak peek at the Wholebeing Reset Guide our team put together with some ideas that can work into your life as it is. Some of them are solutions to daily necessities, like making jar salads for a nutrition reset, and a few are things you can do at your desk or on your commute to work. One or two could be a couple of hours or a weekend experience.

Reset is possible.  I promise. I hope you will enjoy the journey.

Alice Dommert

Alice Dommert

Founder, Wholebeing Architect

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