I’m feeling overwhelmed at the moment, so

I thought I’d write a blog post about it

Why am I feeling overwhelmed? Running my fitness

business online and offline, looking for an agent for

my 10 Island Assassins books and sending off loads

of emails (Netflix read me!)


Starting a new series called Ruby Raven and trying to

finish ‘Crazy Forever’ and ‘Seasonal Living due to be

published on 4th Jan


Picking up leaves in the garden, going to the footie

Binging ‘House of Cards’ series 6 – brilliant btw

and what will I have for dinner tonight?


Yes I’m feeling overwhelmed and feeling like I’m

getting nothing done = anxiety


So I look at my diary, my critical list, my to do list,

my plan, my marketing plan and shout ‘pick one

thing and work on it!’ so I chose write a blog post

and here I am…


Overwhelm is crippling, it’s paralysing and not

something I often suffer from but it’s been days now


Do you get like that?


Work, children, husbands, all wanting fed and your

attention, going from one stress to another, never

mind trying to look after yourself


What can you do? Here are a few things that I find



Take a deep breath

Breathing deeply calms and releases tension from

your body, giving your lungs a good workout and

letting that oxygen through to your blood cells. It

can have an effect immediately on your body, mind

an stress levels


Switch off from distractions

Shut down your email, switch off your phone and

tell everyone to go away, just until you finish at

least one task. Listen to music or not depending

on your mood and concentrate on that one thing


Go for a walk

Get away from your desk, the house, your children

or whatever. Autumn is a great season for walking

and yes there might be some rain but it’s good for

your soul


Wrap up, take a brolly and get some fresh air, try

and think of something else, get in a daydream

then get back to your desk feeling fresh


Get a good sleep

Tiredness makes feeling overwhelmed like it’s been

magnified by 100, get to bed early and get up early

if you have to work to a deadline, instead of staying

up late to finish what you’re doing


Colour Code

I dump every thought and to do into a spreadsheet

then colour code so I can see quickly what’s first on

the list. I know I still have to do the actions but

organising them makes me feel a little more in

control and a little less scrappy. Red means now!



Have a real good look at what you can delegate to

someone else, you won’t be able to delegate

everything but you’d be surprised at the help you

can get – stop trying to do it all yourself, today


You could delegate your fitness and nutrition to me

for example from £2.26 per day (we worked it out

yesterday in a session, is that not good value?)


Leave a comment if you feel overwhelmed too and

if you want to work with me, have a look at the

website and email me back.




p.s. now that I’ve written this post, the overwhelm

is already feeling better


Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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