We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. It can sneak up on us. Or it can even be a steady companion if we don’t take steps to shoo it away.
Feeling overwhelmed is often our body’s way of saying, “Hey – calm down! You’re doing too much.”
We think we can do it all, right? We give so much in our relationships and in our work that we sometimes take on more than we can handle.
Or sometimes people put more on us than we want to accept.
It’s important to recognize this feeling, step back, and say, “Ahhh…. I’m doing too much.” Then, separate the items on your “to worry about” list.
What’s the next best thing you can do? What can you control and what is simply beyond your control?
Journal or meditate.
Go for a walk.
Talk about your feelings or write them down.
It’s OK to realize, “Hey, guess what? I actually CAN’T do all of that!”
It’s even healthy to say, “I don’t WANT to!”
Try it the next time one more thing becomes too much.