7 Essential Strategies to Preventing Overwhelm

Shortly before Christmas, I was invited to guest post for Laura Click, Founder of Blue Kite Marketing on the topic of overwhelm. In the weeks leading up to the holidays, it’s easy to load way too much on your plate, whether with social commitments or with food in a buffet line.  Starting the New Year with new goals, resolutions, plans, a list of ideas, etc. can be overwhelming too.  In an effort to assist you in starting your year a bit more calm, cool and collected, I wanted to share this timely post with you today.  Enjoy!

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Being a good steward of your time requires an understanding of how to manage all the demands of your business and life, and when to pull back before reaching the deer in the headlights stage of immobility due to overload. As a woman in business, you juggle more demands than men, who don’t have the added roles of mom and/or homemaker.

Warning signs of overload

The number of tasks and commitments keep rising, but there are a finite number of hours in a day. Many women try to accomplish more than is humanly possible, and then berate themselves for failing in this useless endeavor.

The harder you try to squeeze more into your day, the less you will find you actually accomplish. There are serious consequences to trying to maintain a pace that is beyond your resources. No one has the capacity to burn the candle at both ends indefinitely, and eventually you will begin to experience some of these symptoms of overload:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Compromised immune system
  • Deterioration of personal relationships
  • Writer’s block
  • Procrastination and avoidance behaviors
  • Fear, self-doubt, negative self-talk



To continue reading and catch my 7 tips on preventing overwhelm from running you down, click here to read the full post on Laura Click’s blog.


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