What To Do When You're Feeling Overwhelmed
Nobody likes feeling overwhelmed, but it’s normal to sometimes think there’s way too much to deal with in our lives. There seems to be more pressure now than ever to hold on to our jobs and fulfill our social and family obligations. And with all these stress factors, it’s easy to feel like we’ve lost ourselves somewhere along the way.
Why do people end up feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes, one overriding problem can throw you off balance and compound your more ordinary daily stresses. Other times, the sheer sum of it all can make it seem like the stars are all aligned against you.
Here are some common stressors that can make you feel like you’re living against the odds:
- Loss of a loved one
- Job changes or loss
- School pressures
- Financial insecurity
- Family tensions and arguments
If you ever feel like the world is closing in on you, take heart because you’re not alone. Here are five ways to help you combat feeling overwhelmed and, if necessary, get the help you need.