Submitted Apr 18, 2012 7:07 AM
wow! i never thought of it that way
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 7:37 AM
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM
Good, simple, straight forward. Nice info for everyday life as well.
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 12:39 PM
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 12:42 PM
...or you could just stop, get focussed and reorganise yourself.
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 3:51 PM
Wow, felt like this one was written specially for me! Guess I am not alone:) The image of relaxing into the current works well for me. When I am overwhelmed, I get into flight or flight mode, so by definition am not thinking well.
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 4:51 PM
Hi, I really love seeing words within words and I especially enjoyed seeing the helm in overwhelm. I have never considered that before. I definitely know that I get a payoff of saying I am overwhelmed. I think because many of us experience that we do get let off the hook, not only by others but ourselves as well.
When I feel that way I can get quite stressed and jump around from one thing to another or worse start procrastinating. Lately I have started to just try and bring myself to action by picking one small thing and working on that. It seems to calm me down and get me back on track. I can get really frozen when I feel there is too much to contend with at once, so just picking something I can do in 5 minutes or less helps me break that.
Submitted Apr 18, 2012 7:41 PM
Thanks for a great article. Tomorrow I go to the Dr. to see if I have the "big C". Your advice is good for life, not just business! One of those sleeper waves may be in the offing, but it is good to know there are actions that we can take, even when that happens.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 12:28 AM
Wow. Just needed to hear that. Been in overwhelm in my head for the last 2 days. Just want to drop everything so someone else has to do it. Question when asked "What are you not doing that is putting you in overwhelm? Answer - Not delegating some things and not asking for help on others. I Am no good to anyone when in the overwhelm state, so it is ok to ask for help before that happens. Good lesson for myself.
Fantastic work. Thankyou.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 4:12 AM
A wonderful piece which I will dwell on.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 5:02 AM
I seem to overwhelm regularly but without conscious warning. This week, in the midst of overwhelm, I decided to take the time to attend an industry conference I was invited to. I realized late in the day that I had relaxed and taken a step into a more controlled state, in spite of the fact that I still wasn't getting all the 'whelm' stuff done. The conference took me out of the churning waters and on to a cruise that not only relaxed me, but inspired and educated me professionally to boot! It wasn't really a day off, but kind of like one. I may go again today.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 5:32 AM
Judith, I appreciate your words and perspective; they echo so many disciplines and theories, succinctly and eloquently. Taking responsibility and choosing differently for myself in any given moment has been a large part of my personal and business growth. Rechoosing, refocusing, lightening up and moving forward consciously brings ease for me in any situation.
Submitted Apr 23, 2012 4:09 PM
Great article! I can relate for myself and see some of my employees skillfully practicing the above "alibies" within my company. Well written, thank you!
Submitted Apr 24, 2012 3:55 PM
Oh Judith, I see myself all over it! I shared this on my Facebook page! Thanks for nailing this not only here but in our meetings each time...oops, now time to get back to my Key Strategic Indicators work! You are the best coach!
Submitted Apr 25, 2012 8:03 AM
Awesome article! I can relate to it completely! You are a keeper!
Submitted May 1, 2012 1:22 PM
Thanks for the great article and especially for those great questions! What i love about these types of questions is that they interrupt the state were in, in this case "overwhelm" and has us see what we are "actually up to" as a result of what we are saying to ourselves regarding our current circumstances.
I am committed to continually developing mastery "catching that disempowering thinking" in the act of it's derailing and or excusing my self from my intentions and what i am actually committed to.
Submitted May 8, 2012 8:38 AM