How to Deal with Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed

You’ve got so much to do that you don’t know where to begin. That sickly feeling of anxiety is rising. Yet you’re frozen.
Just when life demands that you be charging ahead, firing on all cylinders, actioning to-do lists, and kicking goals, your old frenemy Overwhelm decides to pay you a visit. Don’t feel alone. It happens to the best of us. And there is hope.

Here are 7 effective ways to cope with overwhelm from having too much to do.

1. BREATHE
It is the one thing we can control. If you feel anxious or worried, sit down and take deep breaths.

2. MOVE
We were born to move, dance, run, sing. People do that every time and it helps release tension.

3. CALL
Call a friend, family, workmate, or a doctor. Someone is always there to listen.

4. MUSIC
Sing or Play an instrument. Music brings us hope and peace. Listen to the lyrics in positive tunes to relax

5. ASK FOR HELP
Learn when & how to ask for help. Learn about your trigger and emotions and when to take a rest.

6. GET OUTSIDE
If you can walk, swim, cycle, hike, camp. Just do it. You will feel much better.

7. RECOGNISE
Start to Label your thoughts. Recognise your feelings. If we know this, we can work on what concerns us.
Remember that life is long and beautiful, and this is just one time and it will pass.

You have a place to call home, access to food to nourish your body and mind, a few friends to lean on, maybe someone to love if you’re lucky, future dreams, your morning coffee to look forward to, holiday plans, a favourite book. If you don’t get through your to-do list, it’s okay.

Sigh with relief and smile with gratitude. Remember what really matters.


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