How many times have you been stressed out because you seem to have "too much on your plate"? You feel trapped, immobilized and completely stressed out. This is what is happening. You are looking at "the whole picture" and everything seems overwhelming at that moment. So, what can we do to overcome these negative feelings and get back to feeling in control again?

    Let me ask you this; what would you do if someone gave you a 5 kilogram chocolate bunny for Easter (assuming you like chocolate, if you don't, let's pretend you do), would you eat that 5 kilos of chocolate in one massive bite? Or, would you break off pieces of chocolate into small bite sized pieces that would be easier to handle? My guess is that you would break the chocolate into small pieces. What does this have to do with getting stressed out over having too much on our plates? Everything, the chocolate bunny is simply an analogy, an example of what we can do.

    This is what I am saying, when you feel overwhelmed, take a step back, look at what you have in front of you, organize things in order of what can de done now and what can be done later. Then, take one thing at a time. Focus on only that one thing you are doing. Once that is done, move on to the next project, or whatever it is you are doing. Basically what you are doing is this, you are creating a "must do list". I find people get stressed out when they say to themselves, "I have to do this, I have to do that". We do not "have to do" anything. Create "must do" lists, you will find these much easier to approach and to handle.

    Remember, "chunk down", in other words, break things down into smaller projects that seem easier to do. Do things one at a time, do not look at the whole picture. If you want, you can look at the whole picture at the beginning to see where your starting and finishing points are, to give you guide lines. But, make sure to do things one at a time and you will feel happier, less stressed and more in control.

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Have a great day and remember, THE FUTURE IS YOURS.