Overwhelm can be solved.
Stress building up can drain mental energy and clarity.
Mental energy builds up when you don’t take action.
This adds more stress.
It feels like a threat to your body.
You go tunnel visioned only seeing the ‘threat’ and negatives.
Literally your pupils dilate and you can’t see the full picture – image attached!
When you can’t see the full picture, you’ll go into hyper-vigilance and negativity will feel like all there is because of the perceived threat to your survival.
You struggle to see how this can be solved.
Let’s restart and reset:
– Take a breath. Extend the exhale. This will settle your nervous system and make it feel safe. Do this a few times.
– Prioritise. Write down what you’re going to do today / this week and what you won’t do.
– Do the first one.
– Be honest about the timeframe to get things done. Overwhelm is when you see too many things to be done in too short a timeframe.
What do you do when you’re overwhelmed?
What tips would you share?