4 questions to ask when you feel overwhelmed

Navigating conversations with the monkey mind to discover what it is that’s really bothering you.

Here’s a little framework I use to drag myself out of those moments of confusion, frustration and feeling completely lost.

Grab a notebook, piece of paper or fire up a word doc and ask yourself these 4 questions:

  1. What is it you fear?
  2. List 3 things you’re grateful for today
  3. How can I reframe my mind?
  4. What am I looking forward to?

Block out the distractions, commit time to focus and explore your answers.

In my experience, I have found facing my own thoughts with these questions to be of great benefit in finding the cause of what’s causing me such distress.

Perhaps, they can help you too.


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