Do you have so much to do that you have no idea what to do?
I often feel like I have way too much to do. If you’re overwhelmed too, here’s a simple cure for the, “I’ve got too much to do” blues. It starts with the belief that there’s always enough time to do everything your soul wants you to do. Think about it – your soul wants you to live your most authentic life and if you’ve always got too much to do, that just can’t happen. You need spaces in-between to hear your soul. But it can be tricky to know WHAT your soul wants you to do, so let’s break it down into three simple steps.
First, write a list of everything you think you should do. Second, find a quiet spot to connect with your soul. Start with the first item and ask your soul if it wants you to do it – yes? no? Or maybe so? If you need help hearing your soul check out Episode 03. If you don’t get a clear yes or no, it’s a maybe – which means “no for now”. Write Y, N, or M next to the item and move on to the next one.
I’m typically relieved and surprised by all that my soul removes from my plate. But don’t stop here. The third step is to ask your soul when it wants you to do each “Yes”. You can focus on short term or longer term. For short term ask, “What do you want me to do now?” and see which item you feel called to do. After you’ve completed it or reached a natural break, go back to the Yesses and ask again, “What do you want me to do now?” For longer term ask, “Do you want me to do this, this week or later?” You can substitute this week with today, this month or this year. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, go back to the first step. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished all the Yesses, if they’re still a yes, they’ll show up again.
I hope that this will cure your “I’ve got too much to do” blues. If you feel moved, write about this below because sharing is good for your soul. Next time, we’ll talk about whether you’re a product of Nature or Nurture.
Until next week, I wish you well on your journey.