Breaking the Overwhelm Cycle: Unlearning the Habits of Doing Too Much

Breaking the Overwhelm Cycle: Unlearning the Habits of Doing Too Much

Welcome to the Coming Out Happy Podcast, your go-to place for wisdom and simple joys in living well. I'm Keeley, a seasoned somatic therapist, and I'm joined by my partner Dani, a two-time published author and life coach. In this episode, we delve into the delicate balance of running two businesses—Coming Out Happy, dedicated to sustainable well-being, and FeelSwell Experiences, a leadership development company. Join us for candid conversations about relationships, self-discovery, leadership, and living a joyful life.

Understanding Prioritization: The Key to Achieving Your Goals

In this insightful episode, Dani and I focus on the transformative power of prioritization. We share our experiences and insights on how to unlearn the habit of doing everything at once and provide practical tips for achieving a balanced and fulfilling life.

"Prioritizing really means figuring out the goals you want to achieve with a sense of urgency that align with your objectives. It's about doing things that lead you to your goals and asking yourself, 'What actions align with my priorities?'" - Dani Max

Identifying Your Season of Life

We explore the concept of life seasons and the importance of focusing on one or two essential goals at a time. Drawing from personal experiences, Dani and I emphasize the value of embracing the joy of missing out and savoring the present moment.

"A season of life is picking one or two really important goals and pouring as much as you can into those instead of focusing on 10 different things. It's about understanding where you are in your life and figuring out what will help you reach your goals." - Keely

Recognizing the Red Flags: Signs of Spreading Too Thin

Learn to identify signs of overcommitting and the fear of missing out. Dani and Keeley share personal indicators such as anxiety, irritability, and overeating that signal when one is spreading oneself too thin.

"When I'm focusing on too many things, I get really anxious and exhausted. It's overwhelming to think about all the things I have to get done. Learning how to say no and setting boundaries are crucial to staying focused." - Dani Max

Breaking Free from Overcommitting: Practical Tips

The episode offers practical solutions to break free from the habit of doing it all. Learn how to say no, set boundaries, and delegate tasks. The focus is on simplicity and taking actionable steps toward your top priorities.

"Learning how to say no to opportunities that don't align with your goals is crucial. Delegate tasks, set boundaries, and be aware of the season of life you're in. Make it simple and focus on one or two things." - Keely

Building Emotional Literacy: Connecting with Self-Awareness

Explore the connection between emotional literacy and unlearning the myth of doing it all. Dani and Keely emphasize the importance of self-awareness in navigating challenges and maintaining mental well-being.

"Clarity is very important. Getting clear on why you're doing what you're doing helps with setting clear boundaries and understanding the season of life you're in." - Dani Max

Your Actionable Homework

The episode encourages active engagement. Reflect on the questions posed, understand your red flags, and create a roadmap for personal growth and transformation.

Join the Conversation

The Coming Out Happy Podcast is more than content—it's an interactive space for growth and community. Share your thoughts, questions, and experiences with Dani, Keely, and the Coming Out Happy community. Together, let's prioritize joy, well-being, and sustainable living in 2024 and beyond.

"Season four will bring more tangible tips, reflection, and the ability to lean in and make the podcast episodes homework for personal growth. Stay tuned for more real-life conversations that make your life better!" - Keely

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