I don't know if you find when working on line, in whatever you are doing, you become Overwhelmed with Overwhelm, I know that I do.
You want to look up something specific and unless you use a long keyword (and know how to) you end up being bombarded with endless other sites and adds. I find it very distracting and unless I am ultra focused and extremely disciplined, I can wonder off in another direction and be lost for hours in the vastness of the world wide web. Many hours later I'm miles away and have nothing done, head's ready to bust. Lost lost lost.... Do you find yourself in the same boat?
Well, if you are like me and are Affiliate Marketing or marketing on line in general, you will have a double whammy. Trying to get your head around your computer, the internet & marketing and trying to do everything at the same time. And I need to face it, I am a guy and we can't multi task. I can't even make toast and tea at the same time!!. Male or Female, do you suffer the same?
When your head is so full, call it brain constipation or having a "Head full of Shit", You find when you go to bed, eventually, your mind is racing at 100 miles per hour and you cannot get to sleep. It's horrible isn't it?
If you don't get side tracked, like I do then there is the complexities of setting up a website or something else equally challenging ....More Overwhelm & Don't forget to SAVE as you go, Argh!!!!
Many a day, my laptop nearly flew out the window or got smashed, but I have found a technique that works for me, so I'll share it with you.
So What to do now?
When you feel overwhelmed or feel overwhelm coming on you need to:
A) Turn off your computer.
B) Walk away from it and even leave the room/office it's in.
C) Turn off Your phone or put it on silent.
D) DO NOT do anything that might stimulate your mind (It's already full to capacity)
E) Have a very good stretch and a yawn.
F) Go for a walk, preferably in a quiet place, or meditate. If you live in the country or are in your car, you can have a good scream. That really works for me (Who cares if the driver next to you thinks you might be psychotic)
H) Get something to eat and drink (non alcoholic), when you are working on line you do tend to neglect your physical needs.
I) Write down on a piece of paper, everything that is in your head, as it comes up. It doesn't have to be in order or make sense, as the purpose of this excercise is to empty your brain. It does really work. One word of warning: Once you've written it down DON'T read it again as you'll only be putting back in what you just took out. This time you'll definately be jumbled up and be overwhelmed with overwhelm.
J) Do something fun and light hearted, watch a comedy, have a laugh.
K) Take at least an hour, just depends on how long you have been in "Overwhelm" & on your computer. If you are really overwhelmed with overwhelm, leave it till tomorrow.
L) For every hour that I work on my laptop, I take at least a 15 minute break, just to give my head and eyes a rest. When the chair starts to become your rear end and you can't differentiate the 2, your shoulders freeze and your fingers begin to cramp, then that is definately time to take a break.
Always keep in mind, you are a human being, you are far more superior to your computer/ laptop. It is ONLY plastic and circuit boards. It is NOT the boss, you are. It does what it’s told (well sometimes), you have the power of choice.
One last word of advice, when you are in overwhelm, sometimes it’s tempting to ask for help, as you feel totally stuck. Believe me when your head is FULL and you can’t fit in anymore, you will not take anything in and only feel more useless. Wait until you’ve had a good “Mind Fart” and off loaded first, then do ask for help. Don't do as I do, get overwhelmed first then ask for help. Ask for help first and you might not get overwhelmed
Well I hope this has been of help to you. It took me along time to learn, many sleepless nights, sweat and tears, but when you are feeling overwhelmed, walk away don't beat you head off a wall, as that is all that you will do. Be Smart.I'm still learning, but it is a journey and I need to look at it like that, click this link, if you want to see my journey.
I do try to learn from my mistakes, and that is why they are little miracles in themselves that happen for a reason. I am a growth seeking being I will continue to seek change in myself. What motivates me is the Pain – Pleasure, which moves me away from my pain points (a lack of finances, time & peace of mind) to my pleasure points (freedom of finances, time & peace of mind). The way I have found to achieve this freedom and to move away from the “Groundhog Day” of life is through on line marketing. I have taken this step into the abyss, I’m not tech savvy at all, and with the support of SFM, I am working my way through it. The internet is here to stay and is the future for all of us, so don’t get left behind because it is gaining momentum. If you want to learn what I am learning and are in a point in your life where you want change, then I offer you, through my mentors, a no obligation FREE 7 day video series to watch.