It doesn’t matter if you’re single, divorced, or married or if you are working or unemployed. The fact is that no matter who you are, what you’re doing or where you live, it’s just wildly easy for anyone to feel overwhelmed these days.
Everyone has good days and bad days. Sometimes you want to write down your gratitudes because you’re so filled with joy. But at other times, it would be difficult in your own frame of mind to even conjure up three reasons why you are grateful to crawl out of bed in the morning.
Do you have a lot going on in your life that makes you feel overwhelmed?
Maybe you’re living in a state of chaos because there’s so much going on in your life, and you feel like you don’t have even an ounce of energy to change anything. Or maybe you’re just feeling totally depleted. If one more person gets in your face and asks you to do something, well… it makes you want to scream, “No! No! No! Don’t ask me to do something! I can’t do it. I have too much going on in my life right now. I would love to help you, but I’m feeling overwhelmed.”
As humans, we have many choices about how to achieve a solution, especially when we’re feeling overwhelmed. But today, you will discover three solutions that you can apply to your life immediately, and that you can use over and over again whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. Let’s get started.
1. Among the many demands on your time, focus on two priorities that you would like to accomplish today. Don’t feel guilty about your big laundry list of things to do. Just choose two things. If you’re in a revenue-based situation, then choose the top two jobs that will bring in money today!
2. Change up the way that you start your day. Everyone has their own routine. But, what if you didn’t do things today the same way that you have always done them? Would that change your outlook and attitude? Choose one thing, alter it, and then move forward. For example, maybe when you get up in the morning, you have a light breakfast, make your coffee and drink it. Or if you’re a parent, perhaps you put out the breakfast for your children or maybe you select the clothes that they will wear that day. Change it up! Go outside and do 20 jumping jacks. Or, sit on the floor, close your eyes, picture a favorite place that you would like to be in, and sing your favorite song. Yes, it might sound silly, but no one’s watching. Give yourself permission for 15 minutes to do whatever you want to do. It’s guaranteed to totally change your outlook and attitude.
3. Asking for what you want or asking for help is sometimes the most difficult thing for people to do. But I challenge you: Ask for help! When we reach out to another human being and ask for help, of course, they can say yes, or they can say no. But the true value in this life exercise is that you don’t have to do everything by yourself. Keep asking until you find someone who is willing to help you.
Feeling overwhelmed is not an emotion that is uniquely yours. You might think that it is, but if you were to ask friends, family, or total strangers, the majority of them, if they are honest, would admit that they are overwhelmed, too.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed. If you look at the boundaries that you have set and established in your life (you have done that, haven’t you?), and you feel good about the fact that you are doing the very best that you can do, then there’s no more reasons for feeling overwhelmed.
What do you think? Did these solutions help you in any way? Would you ever consider signing up for a personal consulting session to explore ways to eliminating the feeling of being overwhelmed?
How do you manage your life when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Tell me your story. I’m sure it will help other people who are feeling overwhelmed.