Remember when Feeling Overwhelmed

And so here it is! September has been here – my favourite month of the year, and I made sure to enjoy it as much as possible! No, not because it’s my birthday month, but because it’s still very much warm outside, evenings are cozy and full of fresh air, the trees become so romantically colourful – it absolutely melts my heart. Every year.

I’ll be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately with how much I have to accomplish by the end of the year. This got me thinking about what I can do in order stop feeling the way I do and instead focus on the actions I can take to approach the next few months with diligence and sense of accomplishment!

ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING DIFFERENT

This one may seem a bit contradictory, as I need to work on those goals on my list, but instead I work on something else? Well, here is the catch – accomplishing something different, no matter how big or small it is, will give you that momentum you need to tackle through the goals. For example, I need to work on some learning goals, and in order to have that momentum I need, I finished some other obligatory courses that were shorter and easier to grasp. Now, when I know that I only have those 2 courses left, I will have all my attention moving towards those final learning goals of the year. Fingers crossed!

SOME (OR A LOT) OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Those who are with me for some time now know that I am an advocate of physical activity. It’s not as much about the physical appearance (which is a bonus, I agree!), but it’s more about the mental state and mood boost. Whether it’s going for a long walk (absolutely love those!), going to the gym classes or working out on your own at home/gym, every form of exercising is beneficial, especially if the daily schedule doesn’t involve much movement. I personally feel the benefits of how the physical activity releases the stress and anxiety I may have during the day, and I’m sure that if I don’t workout, I may feel a bit more overwhelmed that I should. By the way, scheduling those 2-3 workouts a week also adds to the number one tip, as with every workout you achieve something different!

WRITE THINGS DOWN AND PLAN

I use a planner all year round, however, during the summer I somehow neglected it. Now, that fall is here and we are ready to make the most of those few months left, I took the planner and scheduled my weeks again. I usually do that on Sunday evening or Monday morning with my delicious morning coffee. Planning out my days and weeks adds peace to my mind that I have control over things I can control, and I have a schedule which will allow me to achieve the goals. Of course, plans change, but I stand by saying: ‘He who fails to plan is planning to fail’ – Sir Winston Churchill.

It’s time to go and crush this week, I wish you all an absolutely fabulous week! And let’s remember to enjoy this beautiful fall weather along the way!


With love, Loreta

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