Hack Overwhelm

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The Hack Overwhelm IQ Matrix explores how to effectively work through feelings of overwhelm using four key principles. These principles include, first, recognizing your feelings of overwhelm and the struggles that are generating these feelings. Secondly, clarifying your goals, reasons, and perspective of the situation, then deciding how to proceed. Thirdly, assessing your strengths, skills, knowledge, and resources, then formulating solutions for overcoming overwhelm. And finally, commit to making fundamental changes using several suggestions outlined within the map.

Who is this map for?

  • Anyone who wants a framework they can use for hacking feelings of overwhelm.
  • Anyone who typically struggles to deal with overwhelm throughout the day.
  • Anyone who would like to know how to better control and manage their emotions.

Sometimes when you’re overwhelmed by a situation, when you’re in the darkest of darkness, that’s when your priorities are reordered.Phoebe Snow

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The Hack Overwhelm IQ Matrix explores how to effectively work through feelings of overwhelm using four key principles. These principles include, first, recognizing your feelings of overwhelm and the struggles that are generating these feelings. Secondly, clarifying your goals, reasons, and perspective of the situation, then deciding how to proceed. Thirdly, assessing your strengths, skills, knowledge, and resources, then formulating solutions for overcoming overwhelm. And finally, commit to making fundamental changes using several suggestions outlined within the map.

Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Hack Overwhelm mind map:

RECOGNIZE: First, it’s essential to recognize your feelings of overwhelm. Overwhelm is when we feel like we’re unable to cope with present circumstances. This first branch walks you through how to recognize overwhelm and start taking control of your emotional responses.

CLARIFY: The next phase for hacking overwhelm comes down to gaining the necessary clarity you need to move forward. Here you need to assess what it is you want, the reasons why you’re feeling overwhelmed, your perspective of the situation, and the next steps you will take.

ASSESS: To successfully work through feelings of overwhelm you now need to assess what’s necessary and unnecessary. You also need to tap into your existing strengths, skills, knowledge and the resources you have at your disposal. Then you need to formulate various solutions that will help you to successfully work through your feelings.

COMMIT: The final step is to commit. You need to make a commitment to take proactive action that will get you the desired result you are after. This comes down to being intentional, realistic, staying organized and challenging yourself in a variety of ways.

This map provides a roadmap for hacking overwhelm. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think and feel in various situations.

A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.


When you purchase the Hack Overwhelm IQ Matrix you will receive:

  • A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
  • A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
  • An Idea Generation Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with a segmented canvas for brainstorming ideas about this topic.
  • A Free Form Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with an almost blank canvas for exploring this topic in a multitude of creative ways.
  • A Memory Recall Template of the IQ Matrix that helps you recall the information contained within the map from memory.
  • A Language Translation Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with a canvas for translating the content of this map into another language.
  • A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the mind map (text only version).
  • An Xmind file for those who want an alternative to MindManager (text only version).
  • A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
  • A Second and Third Version of the map with an additional layer of text that gives you deeper insights into this topic.

Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.

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