Tip 203. Do a complete brain drain before going into maximum overwhelm.

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What do you do when you are in overwhelm and have too much stuff swirling around in your head?

Get it out of your head…as fast as you can.

Staying out of saloons is also very helpful.

Do this. Find a desk or a table with nothing on it. Grab a pen or pencil and some paper. Start writing everything you need to do, have to do, or ever wanted to do. Do this until you no longer have any thoughts and you are mindlessly staring into space making gurgling noises. Uh…maybe too far.

The process won’t work if you type instead of write. There is a cathartic magic in writing that can’t be explained. At least I can’t explain it. When you are done, just sit there and notice how you feel.

Kind of like the 1969 Mets. Amazing!

After you have recovered, go back to your master list and organize everything you need to do by the type of task: Important; Can only be done on a specific date; Has a lot of steps and is too big to do at one time; Is routine with a lot of similar tasks that can be done at the same time.

And away go troubles down the drain.

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