This is not just a catchy headline or click bait, it is seriously the Ultimate Guide to End Overwhelm.
You all make plans and you all set goals, you and I know because we all are good at making plans and setting goals but most of our goals remain goals forever, at least for most of us. The people who are ahead in life are executors of their goals.
Why you may think seems so easy for few ones to execute on their goals and ideas while lots of us have to struggle, A LOT!
The answer is simple, they execute their ideas and reach their goals by overthrowing their overwhelm and nipping that evil in the bud. So, different people may use different ways to end overwhelm but you will learn something really easy to understand and execute to end overwhelm for sure and it will go long way till you’ll have a habit of doing things that way.
So you have a goal, now what?
Break it! Well, break your goals into milestones. For example, you may have a goal to publish a book or whatever, break that goal into milestones like generating ideas on what to write, then research on that subject, then writing outline of the book chapters, then actually writing those chapters and finally editing and proofreading that book.
Now your milestones may themselves be a small task or they may have small tasks in them like generating ideas on which subject to write a book is itself a small task but writing chapters may not because it will consume more time. So what will you do with it? you will break that milestone further into small actionable items, like a chapter needs to be written by its outline, research, writing and proof reading.
Now the real thing!
Once you have written all your actionable tasks, make their list by ascending order and write the days each task will take right after each task. This will give you the idea of overall project completion time and on a small action basis.
Now there are two ways you can approach this:
The Digital Way
Call someone you trust will help you with it, it could be your spouse, your partner, your friend or your teacher. Tell them that you are emailing them a spreadsheet and brief them about your project. Request them to send you each task on email with its deadline mentioned and that they may call you once a day is left to complete that task. Ask them to never email you more than one task, this is very important and what more important than this is, DELETE THAT SPREADSHEET FROM ANY SOURCE YOU MAY ACCESS IT.
The Non-Digital Way
Count how many actionable tasks you have, get equivalent envelopes write each task on a post it note type of paper and put it in the envelope writing Task 1, Task 2, Task 3 etc. on the top of envelop. Now get a partner, spouse, teacher, friend or whoever you like, explain it to him and give all the envelops to him and tell him to give it to you one by one.
When taking each envelope, open it in front of that partner, tell them what task is that and tell what its deadline is and they may set a reminder in their cell phones to call you if you haven’t done it a day before the task deadline.
That’s it! 🙂
While there are lots of psychological factors working here to end your overwhelm, I want you to give it a shot with total faith and you can’t imagine the power of faith. You are going to love it if you hate getting overwhelmed and really want to accomplish something.
I would love to read what other techniques you use to end overwhelm? please comment below.
P.S. I am going to write a post on habit formation and going to share the habit calendar I made myself, which is helping me a lot with so many things. So, stay tuned!