Are you letting emotional baggage keep you from becoming the person you want to be? Consider taking a look at J. Byrne’s workbook Beat Self-Sabotage: How to overcome the emotions that are holding you back.
Each page focuses on one emotion or behavior that might be holding you back and includes information on the psychology about that emotion or behavior, an inspirational quote, a link to a short video, recommended readings, a link to online support resources, and blank areas to record your reflections as you work through the book.
Emphasis is given to procrastination, self-doubt, overcoming being overwhelmed or indecisive, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, vengefulness, and tips to finding a more peaceful existence.
Lately, a number of personal and business ventures have fallen from the sky and I’ve been naturally feeling a bit overwhelmed. Therefore, I thought it would be best for me to begin this workbook with the Overwhelm or Indecisive unit.
First was a reference from an article entitled “Overwhelmed much?” published by Psychology Today which highlights 9 reasons most of us are more overwhelmed than we should be.
A nice quote from Paulo Coelho is the next resource for the topic.
Then there is this short video made by John Tayles discussing Cures for Indecisiveness.
For further reading try Eat the Elephant, Overcoming Overwhelm by Karolyn Blume where the author shares time-tested tools for eliminating overwhelm and perfectionism.
If a book seems too overwhelming, there’s a blog resource which breaks it down into bite-size bits. Here’s the link for Steve Andreas’s NLP Blog and the post Overcoming Overwhelm.
As if these resources weren’t enough, there’s also a link to Stop feeling overwhelmed and get things done printable planner available at Etsy.
As wonderful as this personal development workbook is, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. J. Byrne also hosts a micro-mentoring course to help you define what you want from life and carve out the time to create it.
If you’d like to read more about self-sabotage, then check out this article by Mike Bundrant, retired psychotherapist, Master NLP trainer, and practicing life coach entitled Top 5 Self-Sabotaging Habits to Quit Right Now.