How is it we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed and consumed small simple tasks? Something that could take 10 minutes becomes challenging and scary. So, you put it off and tell yourself that you'll do it later, that you'll do it when you feel less afraid or less overwhelmed. Meanwhile the feelings won't go away … Continue reading That thing you’re avoiding
Why you’re not inspired to write
Often when it comes to periods where I'm less inspired to write, the problem has nothing to do with writing. For example, if you're busy and overwhelmed throughout the day, when it comes to sitting down to write in the evening it's difficult. It's not that you're not inspired but instead that your mind is … Continue reading Why you’re not inspired to write
3 simple things to do for when you feel overwhelmed
If only it was as easy as 1, 2, 3! Something for you to refer back to when you need it. Write down how you feel. Write until you have nothing left to write. Write without trying to be perfect, let it be messy and make no sense. The important part is getting it all … Continue reading 3 simple things to do for when you feel overwhelmed
What matters most?
When it comes to what is important sometimes we confuse external pressures or expectations with what really matters to us personally. In doing so we end up focusing on and prioritising the wrong things. These external things could come from work, family or friends and they overwhelm us because we aren't clear about what we're … Continue reading What matters most?
More than you can manage
Sometimes in a bid to grow, develop and push ourselves we end up taking on more than we can manage. You think the challenge is what you need, you think you need to be pushed and you want to prove yo yourself that you can manage. But often you just end up stressed and overwhelmed, … Continue reading More than you can manage
Does more choice make us happier?
A lot of people regularly find themselves overwhelmed. The possibilites in every area of life are growing more and more each day. There was a point in time where what you ate was limited to what you could kill and what you could grow at that time of year. On one hand having more choice … Continue reading Does more choice make us happier?
The falsehood of rushing
We're tricked into believing that the quicker we go the more we are able to get done. Upon reflection this is often false. The more you rush the more you end up overwhelmed and in a flurry. You're more likely to make mistakes that set you back, to the point where it may have just … Continue reading The falsehood of rushing
How to stop feeling so overwhelmed?
The answer is in the question. Stop. The feeling of being overwhelmed often comes when we don't allow ourselves to feel something and instead adopt a go, go, go mindset. Instead taking care of yourself and working through your feelings, you fill your mind and time with 101 distractions that will eventually catch up to … Continue reading How to stop feeling so overwhelmed?
Knowing when to disconnect
The internet and social media in particular can get very overwhelming. There's always something new to see. Trying to keep up with it all can be stressful. Instead of just knowing about the lives and thoughts of your close friends and family, you now have an insight into the lives of millions of other people. … Continue reading Knowing when to disconnect
Perhaps when you were young, someone taught you that when you feel overwhelmed, step away and give yourself a moment. Maybe you grew up practising that and maybe you didn't. If you didn't you might find that as an adult when you feel overwhelmed you don't quite know how to handle it. The feeling might … Continue reading Self help