How To Get Started When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

Five Steps To Take Right Now

Deb Knobelman, PhD
Aug 14, 2018 · 6 min read

1) Ask Myself, What Thought Is Overwhelming Me?

I don’t have enough time.

I don’t know how to do this and people will judge the outcome.

…the right question is, “How do I dance with the fear?”

2) Make a List/Brain Dump

3) Pick One Thing — Anything

I am going to do one thing first.

4) Set A Timer

Commit to working for 25 minutes on one thing.

5) Reward Yourself

Studies of people who have successfully created new exercise routines, for instance, show they are more likely to stick with a workout plan if they choose…a clear reward, such as a beer or an evening of guilt free television.

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Not totally relevant, but this is Rosie. She deserves a walk. Photo by Mariah Ehlert.

Repeat steps 1–4 as needed

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Deb Knobelman, PhD

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Neuroscience. Wall Street. C-Suite. Parent. Recovering Nervous Nelly. https://www.debknobelman.com

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