I decided to take overwhelm out of my vocabulary because each time I thought about it I became even more overwhelmed and it wasn’t getting me anywhere. I just felt more and more stressed out and it was bordering on anxiety. I knew I needed to do something drastic. I knew I needed to make a change and I wanted it to make a positive impact on my life.
I knew that something different needed to happen. Overwhelm was taking over my life. And that is why I took the word out of my vocabulary. I knew if I stopped saying it I wouldn’t feel it. You might be thinking how does that make any sense? Well, I believe that our thoughts create our actions which create our destiny and ultimately then our thoughts create our destiny. I certainly do not want my destiny to be overwhelm. I know what I want my destiny to be, I know what I want to feel, I know what I want to have in my life. And it isn’t overwhelm! Now my guess is that you won’t want to live your life in overwhelm either.
Therefore, by taking it out, I no longer invited it in. Often though when something comes out, something replaces it and unless you are very clear about what you want to come in, it is usually something equally negative. As I was thinking about what I wanted to change, I thought about what I wanted instead. In my business I wanted peace of mind, ease of execution, and to feel calm. I wanted to feel productive and happy with what I got done during my day. Since working in my business was where I felt the most overwhelm I started there.
It was amazing what happened, once I stopped saying it. Yes, it did take me some time to get out of that habit of just having “I’m so overwhelmed!” pop out of my mouth. I had to create a reminder for myself. So I wrote down what I wanted to feel instead and wrote on a piece of paper: Peace of Mind, Ease of Execution and Feel Calm. Once I began to implement this and tap into feeling it, it began to feel easy and best of all I was able to remove “that” word from my vocabulary and each day I feel more and more at ease, have peace of mind and it’s a beautiful thing to feel calm regularly.
Is there something you want to change in your life? Decide what it is and then go ahead and decide what you want instead. Remember to write it down and read it daily. Keep it close so you’ll be reminded as you set out to make this change and then watch what happens in your life.
Kim Ravida is Founder and CEO of Kim Ravida Coaching. Kim works with women and women business owners to structure their lives and businesses in a way that fits them so that they reach their goals, make more money and live their lives with less stress and more success. She places an emphasis on fun, freedom and practicing good self-care.
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