The answer… one bite at a time
Depression and anxiety can be caused or greatly exacerbated by stress, more specifically the feeling of being overwhelmed by the endless demands that life throws at us.
Take for example myself, I have a career where all day every day I am bombarded with requests from customers, co-workers, business partners, bosses. All requests have an urgency to them.
I have my family household who have needs. I need to keep the money coming in to keep the roof over our heads, the bills paid and our belly’s full. I have friends and family I need to keep in touch with, side projects I want to deliver… The sad thing is that this is a truncated list!
This is the reality of our lives in this modern world.
It is all too easy to become overwhelmed and stressed over it all.
One thing I have learn is that we let the sense of being overwhelmed stop our progress and take our power. We need to keep calm and carry on.
The way I do this is to make a list of what I need to do, and then pick a single high priority task out of the list which I work on until its done. While working on one of the items in the list, I don’t worry about anything else.
This is akin to eating an elephant one bite at a time!