Some circumstances that my clients report massive action overdose are:
- Cash-flow crisis
- Giving presentations
- Preparing for a long vacation
- Launching a new business, product, or service
- Creating a website
- Hosting a party
- Business travel
- Preparing for a child’s birth
- Handling the affairs of a deceased friend or family member
- Selling a house or business
So, I’m sure being the mover and shaker that you are, you can add many more action stimulants to this list.
It is very important to avoid the frazzled state that comes with massive action overload. You may be asking yourself if this is even possible. Not only is it possible, it’s a crying shame to have it be any other way than an easy, flowing process to get the job or preparation done.
You have to start with a bit of strategy. Always start with the end in mind. What is your ideal outcome for this event or project? How do you want to feel during the execution of it? It’s not okay with me that you get all amped up in a negative way when you have something big in front of you. Totally unnecessary. Really!
Next, you’ve got to write all those actions down. Get them out of your head and on to the paper. Don’t delay this step. You instantly feel grounded by making a list. Then, check to see if all of your action items are congruent with your ideal outcome.
Delete any actions that don’t really need to be done to get your desired outcome.
Can you delegate any items? I know this one is hard for all you do-it-yourselfers and don’t-want-to-impose-on-anyone types.
Now, after all that is complete, you have to make a decision that you’re not going to worry about getting it all done at this moment. In fact, you need to make a decision to do the things on the list that will give you the most relief first. Then go for the ones that seem easy or fun. Don’t get attached to the order in which you “think” they are supposed to get done..
You see, you feeling joyful or at ease while being in action is the only thing that will make this job get done in excellence. It will also keep you sane. Feeling good trumps massive action when it comes to manifesting things in a speedy and delightful way. And if getting the job done with ease isn’t one of your ideal outcomes, then you need to shift your tolerance for pain. The easy way out is always the best way.