Turning Overwhelm into Balance
I have primarily a type A personality. Those unfamiliar with this label are lucky. Type A people tend to be a bit high strung and have a million things going on at once. They usually do well as entrepreneurs or leaders and tend to be control freaks. They are not good followers or doormats. Type A people can be quite productive if they can find a good balance between work and play, but if not they run the risk of burn out, coronary disease and other stress related ailments. Yikes!
So how do you turn overwhelm into balance?
1) Prioritize. Every day the first thing I ask myself is a) “What do I absolutely have to get done by the end of the day?” And that’s what I focus on first. b) Setting time limits for myself…no more than 5-10 minutes on FB and then I am off helps me to stay on track. C) Closing out my email so I’m not distracted by messages while I am working a no brainer.
2) Grounding. When I get too caught up in my work and overwhelm begins to kick in I ground myself while I am working. a) breathe – it calms and soothes the heart b) the energy of mother earth by visualizing roots growing out the bottom of my feet and asking mother earth to bring me balance and order, with c) the love of the universe by asking my guides and guardian angel to surround me with the calm and quiet of their love and peace.
3) Herbs. I have a variety of herbs and vitamins to calm and soothe my nerves when I am feeling out of balance. (I do not take these daily just as needed.) a) Niacin – b vitamins which are excellent for stress b) 5HTP – helps restore serotonin levels naturally c) GABA – an amino acid known for its importance in nervous system functioning
4) Never Underestimate the Power of Nature. We camp in Chetek, WI and I absolutely LOVE the great outdoors. As an added bonus this year my husband built a deck on the river with a babbling brook. It’s quite relaxing and healing. Being on the water brings back many childhood memories of fun in the sun. My “week-end get aways” have reminded me that I need to incorporate this into my daily life. I now take a mini break in my back yard several times throughout the day to commune with nature and the animals.
As a Type A personality it’s a constant balancing act between what has to get done, what should get done and what I really want to get done.
I find that when I am in touch with myself and in tune with the universe my experiences are more profluent.
Remember, if you hear, see or feel it three times ~Pay Attention~ it means the Universe is speaking to you.
How do you stay balanced when you have lots of things going on in your life?
Take this short quiz to find out how balanced you are: Type A Personality Quiz