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Mar 28, 2022

On the Marina Perry Podcast this week, Marina discusses being overwhelmed as a form of sabotage. Often the reason we feel overwhelmed is that we have too many open loops. Open loops can be anything from a conversation you're putting off, a task you haven't done, or any number of things, and they mentally drain us. Our brain is wired to remember and focus on incomplete tasks. 


When you have a lot of open loops, you want to take them out of your head. Writing a list is one of the quickest ways to take open loops out of your head because it puts the responsibility of remembering in the list and not your brain. Another thing you can do is start ticking off some of the smaller tasks and close those smaller loops. 


Outsourcing and delegating tasks to others is a great way to increase your capacity when you're feeling overwhelmed. Asking for help is a superpower, but you want to make sure you're handing over those tasks to people you trust. That way, you can fully outsource the responsibility to them.


Open loops from an inability to make decisions can be incredibly overwhelming, so practice the art of decision making to close them. Decisions aren't permanent, and you can always change your mind later.

What You Will Learn:

  1. How too many open loops leads to being overwhelmed
  2. Tips for managing and closing loops
  3. Why decision making can help you feel less overwhelmed