I was ashamed to admit this

Here’s a snapshot from a not-so-proud moment of mine.

I was in a terrible mood.

Olivia caught me snapping over trivial stuff.

It got to a point where she had to intervene.

“Why so edgy?” she inquired.

Like many, my reflex response was “nothing”.

But Olivia wasn’t having it.

She handed me a notepad, “Pour it out, every nagging thought.”

Reluctantly, I did.

20 minutes. That’s all it took.

The list was surprisingly short.

Mostly worries about recent sales numbers and a couple of projects.

Yet, here’s the kicker.

I was replaying these concerns on a ceaseless loop.

Causing unnecessary anxiety and overwhelm.

This realization was crucial.

Overwhelm tends to come from feeling out of control.

Writing down your swirling thoughts is liberating.

It’s a tool I now rely on, using obsidian.md.

Those fears and anxieties?

On paper, they lose much of their sting.

It declutters the mind.

A simple act, profound results.

Have you tried writing down your thoughts when feeling overwhelmed?

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.