An easy trick to quickly stop feeling overwhelmed
Have you ever wondered if there was a way for you to stop feeling overwhelmed in 5 minutes, with little to no effort?
Kevin and I created a new way to stop feeling overwhelmed a few weeks ago and had 33 volunteers try it. The results were AMAZING! 30 out of 33 people felt less overwhelmed in minutes, and their anxiety and stress were reduced for the entire day!
Many of the reactions were along the lines of: “This is so easy to do! I wonder how I never thought about this…” “I feel so much lighter now that I don’t worry as much” “Where was this advice hidden all this time!?!’
“But Kelli, what is this method?”, you might be asking.
It’s a goof-proof reverse engineering process to stop feeling overwhelmed.
Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed by a negative situation… Instead of saying: Why? Why me? This is horrible! This sucks!
First, take these 24 breaths (you may need another round of breath after the first one)
And then ask: What can I learn from this? What positive action can I take in this situation? How will this help me become better?
As soon as you as the question, STOP THINKING, and stay open to what answer finds you. Allow the answer to come to you.
This works because you create a positive disruption, allowing your system to return to a whole brain state, and you stop giving your energy to the undesired situation.
If you keep thinking about how horrible of a situation you’re in, you stay energetically entangled with that perception of the situation, and it gets even worse.
When we shift to focusing on the positive outcome, no matter how horrible the situation might be that your system is reacting to, we give our system a better problem to solve, one that is not entangled with a stress response, but positively focused on what we actually do want to experience, getting us there faster and with less (dis)ease.
I hope you can take this information, stop feeling overwhelmed, and make your days lighter and more enjoyable!