Are you there feeling that all your thoughts while awake are just a huge list of the so many things you need to do but never seem to get done?
People looking in from the outside think you have it all together. They can’t see that what’s nagging at you throughout the day are thought and emotions filled with stressed.
You are not alone! Sometimes despite our best intentions, our lives have a way of getting away from us and becoming stressful and overwhelming.
When you feel overwhelmed it’s not just because you have too much to do, it’s also having too much to think about. No thanks to this fast paced, fake, and vain world you find yourself in, right?
Well, it doesn’t matter if you are overwhelmed due to internal or external pressures. Fact is, you have to bring your life back in balance becauseIf it goes on long enough, you might start experiencing physical symptoms of anxiety such as breathing difficulties, heart palpitations, headaches and IBS, as well as increasingly low mood and energy.
Also, you won’t be able to take care of the people you love unless you take care of yourself.
Hopefully, this tips from top psychologist Dr Scott Bea will help you take control.
Tips to be stop being overwhelmed
- When you have a lot on your mind, the best way to get it out of your head is to just get it done. “stop thinking and start doing”
- Plan all the things you need to do by putting every task on your calendar. “Scheduling tasks commits you to doing them.
- If you keep avoiding something for weeks (or months), ask yourself: Does it really need to get done? If not, cross it off your list for good.
- You can’t expect other people to rescue you from your obligations, but you can ask for assistance. It can be hard to ask for help, but it gets easier with practice.
- At home: Tell your partner or kids you need them to take on more of the household chores.
- At work: Let your boss know you’ll have trouble meeting the deadline without more support.
- Recruit friends: Ask friends for a carpool favor or some babysitting help so you can run an errand. You know you’d be happy to lend them a hand in return.
- Learn to say no. It’s often hard to say no because, as humans, our natural tendency is to please others. Stop the automatic yes and allow for the opportunity to say no.