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. I then 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.

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Logosynthesis is being used by an international group of coaches, counsellors and therapists for their professional self-care and to support their clients to resolve issues. It is also being used by individuals for self-coaching to resolve blocks that get in the way of what is important in their everyday life. Whether you are interested in learning more about Logosynthesis for your personal or professional work, we can help you get started right way!

A great place to start is to download the new ‘Essence’ Coaching App and read Discover Logosynthesis®: The Power of Words in Healing and Development (Lammers, 2020)