Posts Tagged ‘overwhelmed’

Just Don’t Quit (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 2)

October 26, 2009

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Volume 2 Issue 2, October 26, 2009
Just Don’t Quit
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Enough Already!
Just Don’t Quit
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Enough Already!

We all have times when we feel overwhelmed or exhausted from our efforts, and think the answer is to quit. I must confess, fall has been particularly challenging for me. I had planned to be busy with projects, but not with the multitude of unexpected challenges added to my life (e.g., hit and run car accident, confrontation with a neighbor, leaky windows, and broken bed, to name just a few).

I wrote this article before things got particularly difficult. (Interesting, eh?) I find as I review it now, that I feel less overwhelmed, and I am inspired to get back to work. I hope you find it helpful as well.

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Get Experience without Starting Over (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 12)

August 17, 2009

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Volume 1 Issue 12, August 17, 2009
Get Experience without Starting Over
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Gear Up for Fall
Get Experience without Starting Over
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Gear Up for Fall

It’s the time of year we start thinking of school days. Fall is just around the corner, and school supplies are on store shelves. And that can lead us to think about our own education and learning, and how that can serve us in our career of choice. It can also trigger anxiety when we think of how much we need to learn, especially if we want to change what we do. This newsletter will help you manage that anxiety with some practical steps to take. (By now, you know I’m all about taking action to get unstuck.) Try some of these ideas to find out what kind of knowledge and experience you really need.

While we’re on the subject of education, I’m excited to offer some new workshops in and around Chicago in September and October (click here for details). I’d love to see you there.

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Do You Have a Plan? (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 10)

June 22, 2009

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Volume 1 Issue 10, June 22, 2009
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Ah, the Irony!
Do You Have a Plan?
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Ah, the Irony!

”Write what you know,” is what the experts say.

This issue is about the importance of creating a plan. And the issue is a few weeks late, because I didn’t have a plan. (Ah, the irony.) (more…)

Dealing with Doubts and Your Dream (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 9)

May 11, 2009

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Volume 1 Issue 9, May 11, 2009
Dealing with Doubts and Your Dream
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Greetings!
Dealing with Doubts and Your Dream
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Greetings!

Sometimes it appears that whenever we begin to take action toward our goals and dreams, the doubts and fears grow as well. And then we get distracted, and can get stalled. In this issue, we’ll deal with the doubts and get back into action.

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When to Push, When to Take a Break

August 28, 2008

I often talk the importance of taking action, any action, to maintain momentum toward your goals.  Belief alone is not enough, it must be accompanied by action. 

As you take action, deliberate action, daily action toward your goals, at some point – you will need to rest.  Yes, rest.  Take a break.  You will know you need this when you find yourself feeling tired – wondering where the energy will come for the next step, no matter how small.  Feeling overwhelmed can be another clue.  When that happens – it is time to stop, take a breath, and take a break.  Allow the changes you’ve made, the impact of the actions you’ve taken, to settle in. 

I hit this point myself this week – I just hit a new level in a goal I want badly.  And I found myself struggling to take the next steps.  That’s when I checked in – and found – I am tired.  I need to take a breather.  Let the successes and changes settle, if you will. 

What that means is that I take a day – and rest, literally.  I’m napping.  I’m clearing my schedule.  I’m not making major decisions.  I’m not finding new actions to take.  I’m allowing brain and body to rest. 
In a day or 2, I’ll be back in action again.  Refreshed, renewed.

I encourage you to do the same.  Take note when you begin to grow weary  or overwhelmed- ask yourself, “Do I need a break?  What do I need?”  and listen to the answer.