Feeling Stressed? Here are 4 Tips on Helping You to Deal with Being Overwhelmed!
At one point or another, we all come across feeling stressed and overwhelmed with our daily lives and responsibilities. I know I certainly do! Currently, I am still working a full-time job, have two young kids and a husband that need me. I don’t freeze up but I get a little cranky and irritable.
It can be mentally and sometimes physically exhausting trying to do a lot of things at once. Sometimes we need to take a break from everything. At other times we may need to implement better time management system so that we don’t get so overwhelmed or feel stressed.
Should you start to feel stressed and overwhelmed try the few tips below:
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or your mind is about to burst, take 15 minutes and step back. Close your eyes, you can wear an eye mask, then put your headphones and to listen to soothing music. It doesn’t have to be Beethoven, but whatever music you find that’s soothing and will help you relax your mind. Keep your mind still and try to think of nothing, instead focus on the music you hear
Write your top 3 tasks that must be done
After your mind has had a chance to relax, write down your top 3 must do tasks. Pick one that you know will make you feel better once it’s done. This way you’ve accomplished at least one important task and you won’t feel so stressed.
Sometimes it’s helpful to write down the things that are running through your mind. Through journaling, you can find some relief and your mind will relax because these thoughts are written down on paper for you to refer to if needed. Do a brain dump and get all the thoughts that are plaguing you out of your head. You can even toss what you’ve written, what you want to do is basically dump it all out.
Focus on Right Now
If you’re too focused on what could happen tomorrow or next year, you are forgetting about now. Sometimes you can’t help fix or stop what may happen tomorrow. Take note of that fact and do what you can for today.
Whatever may be the cause of feeling overwhelmed, take some time to take care of yourself and deal with it in the best way you can. Being mentally exhausted won’t do yourself or your family any good.