Feeling Overwhelmed? Read This.

This past Tuesday, Rebecca Zucker, executive coach and founder of Next Step Partners, posted a fascinating piece on Forbes titled 5 Ways To Innovate Your Way Out Of Overwhelm. The article draws on a conversation she had with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg about how to apply innovation principles to combat the feeling of being overwhelmed. The piece highlights five important principles from Wedell-Wedellsborg’s latest book, What’s Your Problem: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve, including:

  1. Rethink the goal
  2. Look for bright spots
  3. Assess the real risk
  4. Experiment
  5. Look in the mirror

Each is quite insightful, but one that particularly stands out is #4, experiment. Trying new things, routines, and approaches can help discover better and more efficient ways of doing things that can help ease the sense of being overwhelmed. It can also be said that experimentation can add some excitement and perspective to a situation, which can lead to a much-needed momentum change for the better.

If you are interested in learning more about these principles to see how you can apply them to your life, check out Zucker’s full piece on Forbes or picking up a copy of Wedell-Wedellsborg’s book.

Free your mind.

CL

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