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Tips to Handle Overwhelm

In today’s contemporary landscape, chronic overwhelm has emerged as a pervasive challenge, encapsulating the feeling of being constantly inundated by an excess of information, responsibilities, and choices. 

The rapid pace of technological advancements, coupled with the constant connectivity of the digital age, has created an environment where individuals find themselves grappling with an incessant stream of stimuli. The demands of work, social commitments, and personal expectations often converge, creating a sense of perpetual busyness that can lead to chronic overwhelm. The constant juggling of multiple roles and the pressure to stay abreast of a rapidly changing world can leave individuals feeling mentally and emotionally drained. 

The era of information abundance has paradoxically contributed to decision fatigue, making it difficult for individuals to navigate an overwhelming array of choices. In this complex milieu, fostering mindfulness, promoting effective time management strategies, and encouraging a balanced approach to life become crucial in combating the pervasive impact of chronic overwhelm on mental well-being.

At Vibrant Life 24/7, many of my clients can add chronic overwhelm to the list of emotional struggles.  It’s a real thing my friend.  It’s something I struggle with too.

Here are some of the steps I take to address the feelings of overwhelm:

  1. Take a break: Sometimes the best thing to do when you're feeling overwhelmed is to take a break. Step away from whatever you're doing and take a few deep breaths, go for a walk or engage in a relaxing activity. Sometimes this literally means scheduling a day out of the house and away from your environment to reset your nervous system.  For me, this is a hike or kayak trip.  I always feel restored after several hours in nature.

  2. Prioritize: Make a list of everything that needs to be done and prioritize the most important tasks. This can help you focus on what's most urgent and reduce the feeling of overwhelm. But here is the catch - sometimes the priorities we have are really the agendas that others have for us.  This is a loose-loose proposition.  In my personal practice and with my clients, I want you to look at your priorities through the lens of your values.  This is a core skill to develop and one we work on extensively in my programs.

  3. Delegate: If possible, delegate some of your tasks to others. This can free up your time and energy and reduce your feelings of overwhelm. If that sounds scary, then you likely need some work on agency, boundaries and self-confidence. Not to worry, we can work on that.

  4. Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically and mentally. Get enough sleep, eat well, exercise regularly and engage in activities that help you to relax and unwind. This goes without saying, but I’ll keep saying it - to you and to myself.

  5. Get support: Reach out to friends, family or a professional if you need help or support. Sometimes just a simple conversation, spoken out loud, can give you the clarity you need to see through the overwhelm.

  6. Take your remedies:  There are some incredible homeopathic remedies that handle overwhelm.  They act quickly to settle the nervous system so you can refocus.

Download my free resource 5 Remedies for Stress for more information on how Homeopathic Remedies can help. I am never without these remedies in my cabinet.

Remember, feeling overwhelmed is a common experience and it's okay to ask for help. At Vibrant Life 24/7, I help overwhelmed, stressed and anxious individuals feel more calm and present in their daily lives.

Want to get started?  Sign up for a Discovery Call and let’s discuss.

Disclaimer: This is intended for educational purposes only.


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