Overwhelmed, stressed, overworked


So many of us are struggling with time management and focus during this pandemic. I know I certainly have my moments and each of my clients has mentioned being affected in various ways as well.
Working from home has its benefits, but also its drawbacks – it’s too easy to always be “on”. Technology is a gift and a curse. 
Questions to ask yourself:
  • How can I best use my time?
  • What is the best action I can take at this moment, that will provide the most value?
  • Does investing MORE time in my workday really result in MORE effectiveness?
  • What is the cost of not setting boundaries in my workday?
  • Where is the benefit?
    • Is that benefit perceived or real?
  • What am I afraid will happen if I set realistic boundaries?
    • Is that fear real? How do I know?
    • Is it actually F.E.A.R. talking? 
      • Or is it actually
        • False
        • Evidence 
        • Appearing 
        • Real

Get Out of Overwhelm Today!

Time is a precious investment and a limited resource. How you choose to spend it matters. Consider the return on your investment and assign a value to your time.

Get out of overwhelm and take control of your time

Five tips to get out of “overwhelm” and take control of your schedule:
  1. Look at the day ahead and schedule it in blocks. Choose your focus/task for each block.
  2. Prioritize. If you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list, pick a TOP 3. These are the things that MUST get done. Do those first, once you can cross them off your list, you will feel accomplished and so much lighter.
  3. Incorporate planned breaks or at least 5 minutes every hour. SET A TIMER. This can do wonders for your focus and give you a sense of control.
  4. Set a start and a stop time for your workday. Allow time for self-care, things that bring you joy and a good night’s sleep.
  5. Give yourself grace. There will be days where the unexpected throws a wrench in your plan. That’s ok, that’s life. Pat yourself on the back for doing your best and start with Step 1 the next day.
What truly brings you joy and fulfillment? Do you want to spend the majority of your time working? Are you leaving enough time for things that bring you joy outside of work? Do you leave time for self-care?

I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you manage your time and improve your focus. If you are struggling, book a FREE Discovery Call and we can chat about your challenges and discover if Wellness Coaching might be what you need to get unstuck.


Barbara is a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. She is passionate about helping clients get unstuck and move beyond their barriers to living the most Healthy & Balanced Life possible. Find out more here.

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