How To Get Out Of Overwhelm

Rich or poor, people living in overwhelm have no idea what makes them happy anymore. They are not living their purpose or their values. They are miserable and don’t know why or what to do about it.

I have a hard time believing you were put on this Earth solely to be a workaholic. Yet, most people spend their life focused on work and career, spending very little time really living life and being happy. There has got to be more to life than that!

Here’s a thought. Think about the dash between the dates on a grave stone. This little dash represents a person’s life journey –– their experiences, relationships, values and legacy. Did they love? Did they laugh? Did they live life to its fullest?

Or, did they live a life of overwhelm?

I think about this when I meet new people. What will their dash represent?

It is amazing how many people I meet who are living in overwhelm. It’s epidemic! No matter which networking group I attend, no matter what business social I go to, the overwhelm is all around me.

The people I meet who live in overwhelm fall into two basic categories:

1. People who work 12-16 hours per day. They are barely making a living and they are miserable as hell, or as they may politely put it, they are not happy. But the truth is they have lost who they are at their core. They have no idea what makes them happy anymore. They are not living their purpose or their values. They may have lost their home, family and friends due to not focusing on the important things in life.
They have little money, they are miserable, they are not happy and they are working most of the time and they are not living the life they want to be living.

2. People who work 12-16 hours per day. They are making a fortune they are miserable as hell, or as they may politely put it, they are not happy. But the truth is they have lost who they are at their core. They have no idea what makes them happy anymore. They are not living their purpose, or their values. They may have lost their home, family and friends due to not focusing on the important things in life.
They have tons of money, they are miserable, they are not happy and they are working most of the time and are not living the life they want to be living.

Can you see the difference? Not much. It really doesn’t matter if you are making a lot of money or barely getting by. Other than the income, the results of living in overwhelm are the same. Money does not buy happiness and lack of it does not create unhappiness.

So, whether you are financially very successful or if you’re barely making ends meet, I challenge you to answer these three questions.

1. Why are you living here on earth?
2. What are you supposed to be doing with your life?
3. How are you supposed to be happy?

Take some time to think about these Why, What and How questions.

I found my three answers to those questions late in life when I was 49 years old. I was at the lowest point in my life and I finally gave up trying to change my life on my own. I knew I needed help so I took action. Once I committed to investing the necessary time and money into myself, my life started turning around for the better. Did you catch that point? I made a personal commitment to do whatever it took to turn my life around and it worked!

Today I am the one who teaches and helps people live life to the fullest, creating wonderful relationships along the way. I’m now living the way I was meant to live. I found my “Happy” again and I want to help you find yours.

Are you ready for a few tips?
• Stop choosing to live in overwhelm. It’s a choice!
• Start thinking about where you are right now. Are you living the life you want?
• Think back in time when you were not overwhelmed. What were you doing?
• Think back in time when you were happy. What were you doing?
• Shift your mindset and know you can have a balanced life.

Life is all about choices. Whether you believe it or not, you are choosing to live the way you are now.

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