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It’s All Going to Get Done

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Overwhelmed?

Has your To Do List ever gotten so long

that you had no idea how you were ever going

to get it all done?

And you started to get overwhelmed about

the impossibility of it all?

So that instead of getting anything done,

you just sort of became paralyzed and you

didn’t do anything?

Unless you count being anxious and worried

that you weren’t doing anything?

Break The Paralysis

When I was in graduate school and had a

never-ending list of things that needed to be

done, it was the first time I faced this kind

of overwhelm. And becoming paralyzed and

doing nothing was not an acceptable option.

I had to come up with something that would

break the paralysis. And fast.

The Magic Mantra

I’m going to share with you what I call the

“Magic Mantra,” the phrase I invented to use

when faced with a situation of overwhelm:

“Everything is going to get done,

and I don’t have to know how.

I just have to start with one thing.”

Why It Works

It works because it reassures you

first that everything is going to be okay,

because it’s all going to get done.

It reassures you that you can stop

trying to figure out how you’re going to

get it all done.

That’s a waste of your time and energy.

And it tells you to use your time and

energy to start working on the first

thing that needs to get done.

One Thing At A Time

And, of course, what we all know is that by

tackling one thing at a time, it all gets done.

It just gets done faster if we stop worrying,

start moving, and finish it.

So, what are you waiting for?!

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This week in A Year to Change, we are learning how

to stop catastrophizing in the chapter called

Down the Rabbit Hole With Anxiety.  

If you do “worst case scenario” thinking until you

scare yourself half to death, this is the chapter for

you!  Jump on down the rabbit hole with me and

you’ll find the solution to catastophizing!

 

4 Responses to “It’s All Going to Get Done”

  • “Instead of getting anything done, you just sort of became paralyzed and you didn’t do anything”

    That describes me perfectly.

    Thanks for this advice, I’ll try and remember next time I’m spending more time worrying about getting stuff done than actually getting stuff done!

    • admin:

      You’re welcome, Graeme…hope this will help you to break the paralysis and get things done (without worrying!) ~Anita

  • How perfect that you were in my Facebook newsfeed right now, at the perfect moment. Anxiety has indeed paralyzed me, and that displeases me greatly. You’re right: just start with one thing. I’ve lived by this in the past and still help my children tackle big projects with this philosophy. I just needed a reminder myself! All of your wise words are, well, very wise.

    • admin:

      Tanya…I’m so glad you found this when you needed it! Best of luck tackling one thing at a time! 🙂 ~Anita

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