I recently picked up a copy of the September O Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) and was shocked, amazed, and frankly excited to see her “What I know for sure” article. Within it she addresses the concept of being overwhelmed. It was, as often is the case in my life – perfect timing.
Recently my business has exploded to a new level and I found myself, unconsciously, slipping into some of my old patters. The ‘busyness’ of life was all around me. At night, when I went to bed, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the things that I hadn’t gotten to that day and by the time I awoke in the morning I had another 20 emails added to the pile. I was, needless to say, overwhelmed.
And then, like a god-send, there was the article written by Oprah herself. Oprah – overwhelmed? It’s true.
After reading the article I knew exactly what I needed to do – take a time out. As is so often the case in life, when things are the busiest, it is the most important time to take a step back. Get out of the rat race for a moment and become a birds eye observer in your life. For me, I went to the place where I find the greatest solitude and where I can immediately escape my chattering mind and get grounded back in my body – the beach. Once grounded I was able to objectively go through the tasks, the ‘to do’s’ and assess which ones were really moving me in the direction of my goals and dreams and which ones were just ‘noise’ and an old pattern that says to be a success you have to be a complete mess! It’s a lie!
When you are grounded it is so much easier to get clear on what really needs to be done, what can be delegated and what is just simply unnecessary noise in your egoic mind keeping you in a state of dissatisfaction. Thank you Oprah for the inspirational article!
If you are overwhelmed in any area of your life – take a break, get grounded and things will appear much differently.