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Overwhelmed With Tasks?


When a task overwhelms me, I remember that I am fully capable of accomplishing my goals.

I have a deep desire to reach my full potential, so I challenge myself by going outside my comfort zone. This is good! I applaud myself for taking the risks that I need to take in order to grow and develop fully as a creative, productive human being.

I recognize, however, that stretching myself in this way may mean that I get into situations where I feel like what I am attempting to accomplish is beyond me; it appears to be out of my reach. I can begin questioning my plans. My mind may drift and start telling me “I have bitten off more than I can chew.” This is where I must remind myself, I am not afraid of these situations because I know how to handle them, plus I am very capable of doing so.

Any task can be broken down into manageable pieces. When I am confronted with a challenge that seems insurmountable, I sit down and make a plan that divides the work into chunks that I know I can handle. It does not look as large and I am only going to concentrate on it a little step at a time. I focus on the piece that is right in front of me, staying in the moment, finishing up the first piece of my task before moving to the next part of it. I am giving it my full attention to avoid dissipating my energy by worrying about something that has yet to come.