How to get through the pile of work

How to get through your ‘pile of work’.

Struggling with demanding workloads can be stressful.

‘A pile of work’ can feel intense! Many people struggle with stress, tension and anxiety related to priorities, demands and responsibility. Shoulders get tense. Stomachs ache. It can be difficult to concentrate on any one topic because everything feels important. In this position, it can be challenging to do your best work. The following example describes how Logosynthesis offers instant relief.

Does your pile of work feel intense?

In a coaching conversation with Grace, she expressed that she had difficulty completing projects because she wasn’t able to sit and focus on her work for any amount of time. (Yes, many of us can relate!) There was always something that required her immediate attention. In addition to responsibility at work and home, she volunteered her time and expertise with a non-profit organization. Interestingly, this organization supports people with ADHD and Grace was beginning to feel that she had symptoms of this condition.

Based on these expressed thoughts, I asked her to connect with the emotions. Her word was ‘Help!’ I could see that this word connected her with the emotions she was experiencing. Next, I asked her to explore the physical sensations. She described a tightness in the shoulders and stomach area. In Logosynthesis, we use a scale from 0-10, with 0 being no distress and 10 being maximum distress. I asked her to rate the level of distress she was currently experiencing related to this situation. She rated it at ‘7 or 8’.

Relieving the tension.

The next step in a cycle of Logosynthesis is to connect with the sensory perceptions that arise. She quickly identified an image of ‘a big pile of papers in front of me’. I will note this was not physically in front of her but she had a clear image of this pile. I offered the three Logosynthesis sentences using this image as the label, allowing a pause between each sentence for the energy to shift. Then I ask her what she noticed. The pile of paper was much further away. She felt that she could look at it and turn away without it bothering her. Her shoulders and stomach felt much more relaxed. She rated the level of distress at a 1-2. She knew she still had work to do but she felt much calmer about what was in front of her.

Get started to help you get through your ‘pile of work’

Check out these resources to get you started. You can also watch the guided video below to experience what can shift. Firstly, grab a glass of water and find a quiet, uninterrupted place. Allow at least 30 minutes so that you are not rushed. And then, simply follow my guidance on the video. Energy shifts can feel subtle or intense, so take some time to notice what shifts over the next few days and weeks. Enjoy!