It’s that time of year when it’s very easy to become overwhelmed.
You know that slightly sick feeling when you’ve no idea how you’re going to get through everything.
And there’s a lot of everything.
Then, of course, there’s Overwhelm’s youngest sibling – Underwhelm.
What a pair.
Where’s Levelwhelm? The middle child. The one that’s chilled.
Fancy a bit more balance?
Here are four things you can do to find more Levelwhelm:
Get one thing over the line.
The very best way to tackle overwhelm is to finish one thing.
Here’s a tip, make the one thing, an easy one.
If people, places or things are underwhelming, lower your expectations. They will be more ‘whelming.’
Laugh at the ridiculousness of your underwhelm. This is the perfect follow on from lower your expectations.
Remember, no one cares.
One of my favourite people is the brilliant Patrick Kielty. When I interviewed him for TEAM17 he reminded me of something he said I taught him during one of our coaching sessions.
He uses it all the time.
No one cares.
– Burnt the sprouts – no one cares.
– Christmas card is late – no one cares.
– Present isn’t perfectly wrapped – no one cares.
– Tree doesn’t go up until Christmas Eve – no one cares.
What are your tips to find Levelwhelm?
I’ll send a copy of my Sunday Times No 1 Best selling Book Flip It – how to get the best out of everything and find Levelwhelm (revised edition 2022 😉) to our favourite.
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