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What is your Overwhelm type?

Discover the type of overwhelm that's keeping you stuck and learn tips to tame it.

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    Your desk looks like:
    • A.
      Busy Creative
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
    • B.
      Everything in it's place
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • C.
      No time to organize
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)
    • D.
      Bare necessities
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
  • 2.
    When you sit down to work you:
    • A.
      Look over a monster to-do list, unsure of the first thing to start
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)
    • B.
      Feel frazzled and unorganized, and somehow end up on FB
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • C.
      Confidently get to work 
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • D.
      Cleverly procrastinate the most important task by doing the 'busy' things first (that floor won't clean itself).
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
  • 3.
    Which of these is the biggest cause for celebration?
    • A.
      Completed everything on the to-do list
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • B.
      Made it to every appointment on time
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)
    • C.
      Completed that scary thing on my list I was nervous about
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • D.
      Felt strong, confident, and enthusiastic about my work
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
  • 4.
    When a session or meeting runs long:
    • A.
      I love the creativity and energy at these!
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • B.
      My day is shot 
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure, Productivity Pressure)
    • C.
      One day I'll catch up with everything
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
  • 5.
    When you look at the clock you think:
    • A.
      What?! How did so much time pass? I'm not going to get everything done!
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)
    • B.
      Oh good, I'm on track with my time blocking
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • C.
      hmm. better re-evaluate how much will actually get done today
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • D.
      Beat yourself up wondering how you mismanaged your time so badly. 
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
  • 6.
    What's most important to you? (be honest)
    • A.
      Being on time (it's respectful)
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)
    • B.
      Being well prepared
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • C.
      Quality Relationships
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • D.
      Freedom
      (Correlates to: Inner Critic)
  • 7.
    At the end of the day you look like:
    • A.
      Netflix and recover
      (Correlates to: Comparisonitis)
    • B.
      Still working
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure, Inner Critic)
    • C.
      Ugh. So much still on the to-do list
      (Correlates to: Productivity Pressure)
    • D.
      So done
      (Correlates to: Time Pressure)

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    Time Pressure
    Your Overwhelm Type: Time pressure Your strengths: You 'make good time,' get things done, and keep people on task. You complete large amounts of work in short amounts of time. You pay attention to detail and value a strong work ethic. Your Challenges: It feels like time is always ticking too fast. There are too many tasks to complete in too little time. Because of your strength people look to you for help, piling even more tasks on your stretched-to-thin schedule. Being still isn't easy for you - you are wired to start on the next task. Click on the button to find out how to tame your time pressure overwhelm.
  • 2.
    Productivity Pressure
    Your type of overwhelm: Productivity Pressure Overwhelm Your Strengths: You are super productive. You get sh*t done! People wonder 'how you do it' and notice that you are methodical, consistent, diligent and caring. Your Challenges: As a super productive person you are a favor magnet - soon you are drowning in commitments. Unfortunately, there is a limit to how productive you can be. Paired with the need to keep improving this pressure leads to burnout. Sometimes you take pleasure in productivity for productivity sake - There are unmeasurable variables that productive pressure types miss. Click on the button to find out how to release the productivity pressure overwhelm.
  • 3.
    Inner Critic
    Your type of overwhelm: Inner Critic - negative self talk Your strength: Your willingness to look critically at yourself inspires consistent massive growth. Your Challenges: Constant negative self criticism stagnates your progress. Your habit of raking yourself over the coals when you fail to meet high expectations creates negative feelings, anxiety, poor mood, and keeps you stuck. Click the button to find out how to shift your inner critic into your inner coach
  • 4.
    Comparisonitis
    Your type of overwhelm: Comparisonitis Your strength: Your willingness to look learn, tweak, and be open to ideas. You are creative and are known for your high standards. Your Challenges: You allow yourself to be distracted and triggered by others who have a similar business. You see their shiny branding, website, and social media presence and cue the anxiety bombs. "Why would anyone want to work with me?" Actually - you can turn this into a strength. Click the button to to find out how to stop letting comparisonitis paralyze you.