Have you ever felt like there’s a broken record in your mind, with one thought playing on repeat, drowning out everything else? It’s so consuming that you cannot focus on what truly matters?
The Overwhelming Struggle:
Recently, I found myself buried in administrative work for my family. Dealing with someone who bombarded me with messages and calls about various issues became a daily struggle. While some were valid concerns, others were straightforward and just needed common sense. I felt the weight of fixing everything on my shoulders.
The Breaking Point:
I began to dread each notification, as my responses only seemed to invite more messages. The constant interruptions left me irritable, annoyed, and feeling like I was losing precious time that I could have spent on what truly mattered. It got to the point where I was completely overwhelmed.
Thankfully, my support system noticed my distress and offered some invaluable advice:
- Delayed Responses: Not jumping to reply right away gave me time to gather my thoughts.
- Muting the Channel: Silencing the constant notifications on WhatsApp helped create some much-needed space.
- Scheduled Responses: Setting a designated time to address messages allowed me to regain control.
Taking the Leap:
Eventually, it became clear that I needed outside support. I took a leap of faith and outsourced the task. Over the next few days, I received concise updates from my assistant, and phew….I breathed a sigh of relief. It gave me back the mental space I had been craving.
A Lesson Worth Sharing:
Is there something weighing you down? Is it something that can be delegated? If so, consider this your sign to take action. Free up your time to pursue what truly fulfils you.
If delegation isn’t an option, but the burden persists, schedule a discovery call with me. Together, we can explore ways to help you feel… lighter. You’d be amazed at how much better you’ll feel with more mental space.