All of us have moments when we feel overwhelmed by life problems or huge goals in front of us. Sometimes everything goes wrong, other times it is just one big problem or a seemingly giant project.
Aside from the big issues, I think most of us would admit that our lives aren’t ideal or where we would like them to be better in some area or another. This can make us feel that no matter how hard we work we never seem to have enough money, no matter how much we diet and exercise we could always stand to lose a few pounds, and no matter how much we invest in relationships there always seems to be something missing.
Complete contentment has a way of eluding us when we feel like that and that there is always something stopping us from feeling truly happy.
When we voice these feelings we tell ourselves that it is a First World complaint, that worse things happen at sea and all of the other home spun wisdom we have heard throughout our lives as a way to placate the lack of ease.
But why shouldn’t we feel fulfilled in our lives? It’s not too much to ask for, is it?
I believe that we can begin to improve our lives and situations whenever we choose. Yes, there may be many barriers to this, but everyone can take that first step to fulfilment, achievement or resolution.
Break it down and ask yourself: What is the one thing I can do today that will get me toward a better life?
For me it is all starts with prioritising. If you make a list of all your problems or goals it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things that are causing concern. You will think you are never going to get through them all.
Take a step back and choose the one most pressing issue or goal, the problem or area that is causing most heartache or dissatisfaction.
Whether it is a bill that must be paid, a problem at work, breakdown in a relationship or achieving personal goals you can work each day toward resolution and improvement.
Work through the steps to resolve the problem. Take one definitive action per day that will get you closer to the goal.
The boost you will get from taking definitive actions toward resolving that one big problem or attaining that one big goal will give you an incredible sense of achievement.
This will then give you momentum. With your main problem or goal being worked on daily, you will realise that the feeling of helplessness is starting to dissipate and that you can attack your next project or problem head on. After all, now that you’ve conquered that big issue everything else will seem trivial in comparison.
It is important to understand that everyone feels overwhelmed or dissatisfied from time to time. The key is to take a step back, identify the main cause of these feelings of negativity and tackle it head on with one key daily action that will take you toward a more positive life.