Val acknowledges being in a season of extreme overwhelm and shares the importance of identifying and changing old habits that resurface during such times. Sharing personal experiences, she emphasizes the need to be aware of these habits and recognize which ones need to be altered. One major habit she has identified is self-sabotage, which manifests as enticing new ideas that distract the mind and lead it off course. While new ideas may seem beneficial, they often contribute to further overwhelm and hinder progress.
In this episode, she reveals a valuable lesson learned: focus on what is already working. By scaling back and narrowing the focus on tasks that yield the most significant results, it becomes possible to optimize limited time. The challenge lies in resisting the urge to engage in many tasks simultaneously, as the brain may trick us into believing that progress can be made in different areas simultaneously. Acknowledging that working excessively or ‘multi-tasking’ in a condensed time frame is not sustainable, Val advises making a realistic plan of what can realistically be accomplished. This involves prioritizing and postponing certain tasks without setting a definite time frame for their completion. Val aims to continue to overcome overwhelm and achieve greater productivity by understanding personal habits and consciously diverting attention from self-sabotaging behaviors. This episode will help you do the same if old habits are sabotaging you in any season of your life or business.