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5 Tips To Beat That Overwhelmed Feeling

Do you ever have times when you just feel overwhelmed?

That feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do everything.

In today’s world it’s very easy to feel that way and I think most people has struggled with that from time to time. Let’s face it, we are a BUSY society. We have a lot on our plates, especially if you have a young family coupled with all the other responsibilities that go with it.

What can you do when that feeling comes upon you?

I certainly have had my share of times feeling overwhelmed.

So here are my 5 tips I use to BEAT that OVERWHELMED FEELING!

1. I find it helps to take just a few minutes (because we are all busy) and find a quiet place and just BE with myself. It gets you away from the constant noise of life and serves to ground you.
Sometimes we become so busy we lose sight of what’s really important. This also helps you reconnect with your priorities.

2. I grab a note pad and start writing down all the things I have to do and the feelings and frustrations I have about it. When you put things down on paper it actually tells your mind it can rest, so you are not CONSTANTLY thinking about it.

3. I focus on what I have already accomplished and the good feeling it gives me. This encourages me to keep on track with things that need to be done because I have already proved to myself that I can do it.

4. I take a break and do something I enjoy. For instance, it may be going for a walk, listening to music, going out to lunch at a favorite place, or calling a friend to say hello. It recharges me so that I am ready to tackle the tasks at hand.

5. I make sure I smile and laugh a lot. Lightening up this way keeps me a on a positive note so things don’t feel so overwhelming.

I hope you will try my suggestions!

Leave me your comments and let me know what YOU do to cope with that overwhelmed feeling. I would love to hear from you!

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  • Laura October 13, 2010, 1:03 pm


    Great tips for dealing with overwhelm. I took a class called Coping with Stress in college and your suggestions fit right in.

    Thanks for sharing,

  • Linda and Paul October 13, 2010, 1:09 pm

    Hey Carol, great tips, I use many of the same ones that you have listed here. Taking a time out and just sitting quietly is the one that really helps me get grounded again and fills up my tank to finish the job. Knowing that you have to fill up your tank first before working on something or someone else is the most important step for me to remember. And it was the hardest thing for me to do, when I was a young mother with 5 kids, didn’t think I could take a time out. Thankfully years and years ago now I fill up my tank first. Thanks for sharing your tips all of them are great ;D

  • Lidia October 13, 2010, 7:13 pm

    It’s amazing how overwhelming feelings stump your growth. They bring on stress and unnecessary anxiety. Thanks for sharing great tips on taking control of your day and your feelings.

  • Shawn Johnson October 13, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Love your tips Carol.

    I really like #3 because a good accomplishment
    always have me on the ball to accomplish more.

    I think we all get overwhelmed, but if we practiced some, if not all the tips your provided ,things would changed and we could be more relaxed.


  • Edward Elliott October 18, 2010, 11:38 am

    Hey Carol,

    Great tips my friend. So many people have this feeling in their life. I believe that feeling overwhelmed is a choice. It comes upon us as we grow and stretch ourselves out of our comfort zone. Joe has a great recording on the 800 number about this. Check it out here: 1-800-772-9781 x44

    Thanks for all that you share.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,

  • Roland Leveille October 19, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Carol these are all great tips to beat that overwhelmed feeling. I can relate to that right now. I’ve got behind this past weekend and tonight is my chance to catch up a bit.

    Thanks for sharing


  • Selena Tention October 20, 2010, 6:49 am

    Taking time to do something for yourself that takes your mind off what you have to do helps. Workout out is what relaxes me and allows me to clear my head.

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