Do you ever get overwhelmed with all that remains on your to-do list by the end of the day?
It is a list that feels completely never-ending. New things are always being added onto it, never allowing one to finish. Do you struggle to know where to start?
In society we are faced with so many choices which can lead to huge amounts of anxiety.
The fear of choosing and valuing the wrong one can be crippling for some. The pressure to be doing the right thing in life, and with life can lead to so much anxiety.
When you are living a life that is already consumed by anxiety, this can be so frustrating.
A planner works for some, but for others, it can be even more overwhelming to see how much you have planned, or how many goals you have.
The first thing I do when I get overwhelmed, whether by thoughts, or things to do, or something else, is to make sure you can understand each one. My mind gets very fuzzy when it is too full and I find it easiest to understand when I write things down.
I call this `Managing my Priorities`. It is what I do to understand what my priorities are, and what they should be based on my goals.
Why write it down?
Writing things down can help you understand your emotions/feelings more clearly, and even help you understand what you want for an outcome. Writing things down also helps to clear your mind so you can actually draw your attention to what you WANT to use your attention for.
There is no order necessary.
You don`t need to focus so much as to where you are writing things on the paper, the important piece is that you ARE writing things down and clearing your mind, making it much easier to regain focus again.
It helps to keep you focused.
Again, the focus piece! I try to practise being intentional with where I am putting my focus and energy, though this is not always easy.
When I clean out my mind and put it on paper it helps me to feel more calm and organised with my thoughts.
It helps to keep you intentional with your energy and focus.
If you have a whole bunch of things in your mind, and you really don`t know where to start or what to do, or anything of the sorts, seeing it on a piece of paper can help put things into perspective for you, and help you regain your focus back to what you wanted to do in the first place.
Now that you have it all out on paper, you can set some priorities with ease. Setting priorities can help with feeling out-of-control in life or in your mind.
Write them down.
Write down your priorities. Whatever they are, they are valid and important, and it`s important for you to see that, and to believe that.
The importance of priorities.
Knowing what your priorities are helps to know where to put your energy. It helps to be intentional in your life and WITH your life. It helps you to actually live a life you WANT to live when you can understand what you want out of it.
How do you set priorities?
Do you have a method to help clear your mind?
Love Always, N
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