3 Steps To Conquer Your Mind When You Feel Overwhelmed
What cleaning your bathroom can teach you about dealing with overwhelm.
I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist.
For example, I don’t just clean the bathroom. Instead, I get out a toothbrush and scrub the corners and grout, detailing every inch of the bathroom. It’s why the task can take me a full day, and it’s never very dirty to start.
There are some days, though, when I walk into the room and feel overwhelmed.
The small amount of dust I see or soap scum on the shower wall make my heart race. All I can do is walk away and force the thoughts from my mind. Those days are tough, but I’m learning to manage them.
Here are three steps I take to help.
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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
- Mark Twain
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