I am a huge culprit of this, currently at this very moment I have 4 online courses [LINK] I am signed up for. Because one isn’t enough right?
My issue is as soon as I get bored or distracted in a course I will jump to something else and find the more information on the parts of the course that interested me and before you know it I am signed up to another course.
I nearly did the same thing today and I stopped myself and said NO! I need to use the wanting to do a new course as motivation to get completely through the first one.
Being enrolled in 4 courses is more than enough to jump between for now so I have the goal now to get them all done before signing up for anything new.
The information you can get now is amazing at the prices you can get it, especially in the internet marketing space where people will sell you courses worth hundreds of dollars for between $10-$20 purely to get you on their mailing list in the hope that you will go through their sales funnel and buy a product of higher value.
There are several ways you can be overloaded. You can overload yourself and take on way to much, you can be overloaded by external sources such as work and other commitments or it can be a combination of both.
The best tips for avoiding and getting out of overload.
1. Concentrate On One Thing At A Time
Focusing on one thing at a time will stop you jumping to and from each thing which often results in a lot of time wasting and less time to reduce your overloaded problem. Everyone can multi task but should everyone multitask? No not at all focus your energies on one thing.
2. Stop Overcommitting Yourself
Stop taking on more than you can commit yourself to. Seriously just stop! If you are one of those people that are constantly cancelling on people because you have double booked someone or you realised you have 3 deadlines to meet in the same which all which are huge workloads you need to stop. Learn to say no, learn to manage your time better and get better systems so you are never double booking anyone ever again. Cancelling on someone last minute is a sure fast way to lose a relationship with a client very quickly and you are saying that you value whatever you were doing more than you value the time of your client.
3. Work Your Ass Off
You got yourself into this mess and there is only one way out. Get what needs to be done, learn from your mistakes of overcommitting yourself and done make them again. It is short term pain for long term gain. Stress mounts very quickly when you feel like your workload just gets bigger and bigger with no end in sight.