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Top 3 Strategies to Conquer Overwhelm

“I was running around, jumping from one task to another… as soon as I started something, I’d realize I was forgetting another task, so I’d jump on it. I was frazzled and then I realized I was getting nowhere!”

This was how my client, Chris described the moments leading to his near-breakdown. He was suffering a massive case of overwhelm.

“I lost it. I completely zoned out, paralyzed by this overwhelming feeling that everything was out of control. The phone was ringing, emails kept coming in, proposals needed my attention and I just couldn’t move, I couldn’t think. I felt this sense of doom.

“What’s worse,” he continued, “is that I have been having more of these episodes lately and I have no idea what to do.”

What Chris was describing is known as overwhelm. It happens to many of my clients, and as Chris discovered, unless things change, it’ll keep happening. If you tackle your work and your life the same way, you’ll get the same results, day after day… after day.

In this video, discover the 3 top strategies for stopping the cycle of overwhelm, strategies you can implement right now.

3 Comments
  1. Excellent refresher! Thank you.

  2. my adhd took a strange pattern.

    without diagnosis. Married for 26 years and promoted to principal of school.

    On medication, kicked out of the house within 1 month placed on special leave for being ADHD.

    1. No longer prepare to be the doormat.

    2. No longer fixing others messes.

    WIthout meds i did nearly every task in the school. Very well too.
    On meds people thought my focused personality will not see the the fraud being committed because no person can no everything in a school.

    I did because my ADHD made me want to learn everything so I could do it if ask. i guess knowing hiw to solve a problem is not as important as people wanting to share the problems

  3. I am stunned. This ADHD burnout is exactly what I experienced. I had to take a medical leave and attacked my ADHD with all tools available. My ADHD continues to get more manageable as I learn new methods of working with it.I’m now back working at the same place but in a different job. Unfortunately, it’s not something I’m passionate about so burnout is once again creeping in. Bottom line, though, is that I’ve never, ever read such a perfect description of what I experienced. Thank you. I thought I was the only one.

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