Better Feeling Thoughts for Overwhelm

October 10, 2012 | 9 Comments »

Better Feeling Thoughts for Managing OverwhelmAre you feeling stressed out with everything that’s not getting done?  Anxious about getting a handle on all the balls you’re juggling?

We know whatever we think is what we attract, so switching from thoughts like “how am I going to manage?” or “there isn’t enough time” is the first step in allowing things to work out perfectly.

Here are a few better feeling thoughts for a day of overwhelm:

  • At least I have the presence of mind to recognize how I’m feeling.
  • I know how this works – it starts with a thought that feels better.  And I can do that (even if it’s a colorful thought).
  • This probably isn’t as bad as I’m thinking it is.
  • Things come together more often than not.
  • My part is actually pretty easy.
  • I’m not doing this alone – I’ve got plenty of help. (Hellooo angels and guides!)
  • There’s plenty of time for everything that matters.
  • I know how to handle this.  (Insert deep breath here.)
  • It’s not as big a deal as I’m making it.
  • It works better when I relax anyway.
  • Everything resolves itself, one way or another.
  • I’m better at this than I sometimes give myself credit for.
  • I’m doing really well, all things considered!
  • Indeed, I’m the best there is.
  • It’s gonna be all right.

ahhhhhh …………… that feels better already!

You’re invited to share your favorite thoughts for managing feelings of overwhelm, too. Thank you!

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9 Responses to “ Better Feeling Thoughts for Overwhelm ”

  1. Kimberly, The Fur Mom says:

    This weekend I’ll have my first speaking engagement in Las Vegas. I’m feeling overwhelmed. My presentation is complete, I’ve practiced. But today, I’m having one of those “why am I not further along” days and I think it’s hilarious that this is the first post I see when I logged into my Google Reader.

    What I do is read an easy book. Since I’m so completely stressed, I turn to the Twilight series. It’s the absolute opposite of stress and helps me take a step back and restart.

    Then I can deal with my day to day things and thoughts like “I always get it done” start throwing through me.

    Thanks for providing me with something I needed today.

  2. marina says:

    great list! I also, when I am overwhelmed, keep saying ‘there is always enough time…’ than I see time expand! Lol

  3. Yay for resets and restarts, Kimberly! (And good luck in Vegas!)

    Marina, that’s a powerful tip to spotlight – thank you!!

  4. Barbara says:

    Oh, I’ve got this!

    Deep breath.
    Breathe.
    Close my eyes and listen. Be still.

    I’ve got this.
    I don’t have to do this all at once.
    In fact, I know that if I relax and just be easy about it, I probably won’t have to do it all at all! HA!
    This has happened before and it really wasn’t bad.
    It all worked out in the end.
    Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just say it’s easy and it would be so?
    So I will relax in my knowing that I”VE GOT THIS because the Universe has my back!
    Time is an illusion anyway.
    I get to choose.
    I choose easy.
    This is not as bad as I worked myself up for it to be!
    Ha! That is actually pretty funny.
    I can “work” myself up about something and I can slide back down the slide to that EASY button!
    Yay for me! I prefer to play anyway! Hee hee
    I love that about me.
    Yep, I’ve got this.
    All is well and it always works out.
    Yep. That’s right!

    Very good, very good, YAY!

  5. Anna says:

    First to pop into my mind is this, shared by a GVU member…

    /Users/anna/Desktop/fairy godmother-1.jpg

    If this doesn’t show up for y’all (oh please let it she makes me laugh) here’s the giggle – picture one of the good witches from the wizard of oz, moving her hands about as if she’s casting a great spell. Nice & pretty, pink & sparkly, lots of chiffon. Caption above, finished below, reads: EVERYONE CHILL THE F**K OUT, I GOT THIS.

    I leave it to Jeannette to decide which letters to include, or declude.
    With love!

  6. Berta says:

    When I’m overwhelmed I break down the project into the most minute steps and add plenty of rewards between steps. Example: My desk is so heaped with book work I can’t even look at it. I create a list like this:
    1-Balance business checkbook
    2-Make a cup of tea w/sugar AND cream
    3-Balance personal checkbook
    4-Eat piece of dark chocolate
    5-Sort bills into a business pile and a personal pile
    6-Go outside, feed fish and pick and eat ripe tomato
    7-Etc. etc. etc.
    The BEST part is crossing the items off the list; it’s a real “Wooo Who!” for me. Often I get into the good feeling of accomplishing and completing the baby steps that I can skip some of the rewards steps. Just getting a few things done takes the overwhelming aspect out of the project. (Today I was so inspired to get my book work done that I didn’t make a list, but many a day I’ve had to make my baby step list.)

  7. Oh, Barbara. That is BEAUTIFUL. Much appreciated!

    (Makes me wonder if better feeling thoughts are kind of like food – it always tastes better when someone else prepares it.) lol

    And Berta – how brilliant to put the important (vibe-raising) things on the to-do list!! You are one smart cookie. 🙂

  8. amwt says:

    When I feel overwhelmed I start telling myself one step at a time. This is a great list to help get through the situation. This post came at great time. Look forward to using these suggestions.

  9. That’s a simple tip, amwt, and an incredibly effective one. Thanks for chiming in here!
    🙂

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