Thursday, February 18, 2010

When Life is Spinning Out of Control

When life is out of control and you feel like you can’t handle one more thing, what can you do? Follow some of these tips and feel your life stop spinning.

One of the first things to do is make a list of what you feel is out of control.

Next, take time to see what you can do today to eliminate one or more of the items.

Kindly refrain from engaging in any new requests from family and friends – this only adds to the list of things that are overwhelming you. For more information on this topic, check out my article, “The Ping Pong Game of LIFE.”

Decide how you want each of the items on your list to be different and set a clear direction. Sometimes we are not clear at first, and it takes a bit of action on the matter before we become clear. The point is to stay focused on what is important and not add more to your plate in a time when you are feeling life is out of control. This is key to living in peace.

One of the most important steps is to take time to sit quietly with a journal or a piece of paper on a daily basis. While sitting, think of one of the items on your list and write about your feelings, intention and gratitude. Then remember, it is the action you take for the day that will put you on the path to peace.

I’d like to bring up one small point that may also help. Did you know when you drink alcohol you will feel the depressing effects up to two days later? This is often when the spinning out of control happens again. We have a drink to calm the spinning, and it appears to help us for the moment, but it is only temporary, and the spinning catches right back up with us.

I am not saying never drink alcohol, but what I am saying is don’t think in two days after drinking alcohol you are going to feel better. In fact, most times the overwhelmed feelings coupled with the depressant of alcohol cause people to feel even worse two days later. It is important to understand this so you do not make big plans on Tuesday, such as speaking to your boss or spouse about something that has been bothering you, after drinking alcohol on Saturday night.

These steps have helped many find peace in their lives instead of always feeling like they are spinning out of control. If you need someone to help you be accountable contact a Certified Life Coach and learn the techniques to living a peaceful life.

Sending you all Peace and Happiness
Lynne Pietrzyk

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