Dear Natalie: How Do You Deal With Overwhelm?

Emails piling up.

Back-to-back calls that barely leave you time for a cup of soup.

Clients making “small requests” that require huge effort on your end.

Team members missing deadlines, or needing piles of feedback, outlines, and notes.

Loved ones asking for your time and attention when you’ve barely had a moment to shower, let alone do laundry.

When you’re running a business: overwhelm happens.

On any given day there are so many things on our to-do lists – from client and team support, to everyday errands and chores, it can be easy to feel like we’re stuck in the quicksand.

That’s why in today’s Dear Natalie episode, I want to talk a bit about:

  • How I approach overwhelm, because as my friend Danielle LaPorte says: “Whatever is on your plate is there because you put it there.”
  • A few quick strategies to stay on top of your schedule and to-do’s, and avoid that sinking spread-too-thin feeling
  • A meditation I do every morning to help me feel centered and grounded (instead of totally overloaded – especially during launch season, which is well under way for us right now)

And check out a few questions we answered on Facebook LIVE while filming this episode.

Ever wanted to see how She Takes on the World TV episodes get made? I went live on Facebook to let people give me a topic and watch me film this impromptu episode. Check it out:

Want to submit your own question for Dear Natalie?

Drop me a line at, and I just might answer it here on the blog.

And before I go, I’d love to hear from you in the comments:

How do you deal with day-to-day overwhelm in your business? Do you have a go-to strategy, or do you find you’re still figuring it out?

Drop what’s working for you (or what’s not) below! I read every single reply, and would love to hear a few of your strategies – as will the rest of our community!


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  1. I just discovered your site. Very well done – you have done an amazing job. Love the format, colors, your style, etc. I will certainly be back.
    I run an online store and have a longstanding habit of putting too much on my plate. My approach has been to work more hours each day! Ugh. I have learned some valuable things from this post/video.
    Love being busy, but will work on avoiding being ‘overwhelmed’.

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