We are just past the middle of January – a month that is heavily-laden with lots of expectations that we do a review of our year - a look back that can maybe involve us confronting some difficult times and issues. And, having completed this analysis, there is the expectation to craft a new vision of who we will become in the 12 months ahead of us, meaning more work of course. All of this traditional self-analysis and self-work comes straight after the hectic, and often fraught, festive ‘holiday’ period and, certainly in the northern hemisphere, when the weather it is at is most grey, dark, wet and freezing. The nights are still long, the days so short! I am wondering if it is the right time of year to do anything of a massive endeavour!
When you ask people about themselves they will very often answer by telling you what they do rather than who they are. Our sense of identity is coloured by what we do. We are all lots of versions of ourselves: I’m a father or mother, a sister or brother, a son or daughter, a friend or an enemy, a doctor, lawyer, business person, entrepreneur, a sales person or teacher…. There is an endless variety to the roles we undertake.
Managing Overwhelm: This if for you if you are procrastinating merrily because your to-do list is stressing you out and you don't know where to start or how to break all the work down into understandable pieces. So relax, you'll get there. Reading Gina's tips on how to move from being overwhelmed to feeling super-organised and on-top of things is definitely going to help you: