Trying to describe emotional overload leads to different responses from different people. If you feel stressed and overwhelmed, help is available. While some say we’re never given more than we can handle, there is no need to suffer alone.
Indicators of Emotional Overload
Stress can lead to people pulling away from friends and family. Do you have a tendency to hide from others? Have you had the urge to simply run away? Or do you hide your emotions from those that are closest to you because you feel like each one of them is handling their life better than you are?
We have all experienced stress and know it is responsible for all sorts of illnesses and bad health. But stress levels vary from person to person. Some people can juggle five or ten stressful tasks in one day. Other people can barely manage one task, they may have difficulty starting their day in the first place. While every situation is unique, many find stress remedies can be helpful, ranging from dietary changes to spending time outside.
Bring a New Understanding to Your Situation
When you are struggling with emotional overload, things can feel hopeless. But life improvement is possible, connect with a personal support coach to learn strategies and thought shifts to enhance your wellbeing.
Here’s a visualization that you might want to think about. Let’s say a young boy is standing at the edge of the swimming pool. His cute little toes are tucked over the edge, and he is gazing at his mom or dad who is in the water coaxing him to jump in.
For the child who has never jumped into a swimming pool, he may be experiencing emotional overload. After all, he’s scared. He’s reluctant and quivering. Yet a loving adult that he trusts is in the water and extending a hand, asking him to jump in. The adult is asking the child to trust that they will be safe. When the child jumps into the water and the adult catches him, his fear diminishes. Because his fear has been reduced, he might decide to jump into the pool again without prompting.
As adults, really bad days can feel like we’re standing at the edge of the pool, looking into the challenging waters. And if we do not have the support we need, if we do not see anyone in the pool to rescue us or provide the safety we feel we need to get through a very difficult challenge, it can be an experience of emotional overload. If you feel like you have no one to turn to, know there are dedicated professionals who are only a phone call away. Reach out to someone who can offer you safety.
You’re the one who must take the first step. Call today and make an appointment.
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.