“Stuff” on Your Plate – Feeling overwhelmed? Create a mindmap of everything that’s on your mind. Start in the middle of the page with the word “STUFF”. Then branch out like limbs on a tree and capture all the different areas where you have “stuff”…. to do, worry about, create, think about……
This exercise can help you get out of overwhelm just by getting it all out on paper. Once you have done the exercise you may choose to just put it away and forget about it. You may be surprised when you come across it again how many things have been taken care of, or are no longer important.
Another option is to use this list to prioritize what IS important. Then select one thing that you can tackle right now – even if it is just one small simple action. It gets you into motion. Once that is completed, select another item, then another and so on.
I think you will be very surprised how quickly you feel less overwhelmed, more motivated and much more productive.
Let me know how it works for you.