Overwhelmed By Life? Here’s What To Do
Let’s face it – life can be a real doozy. Between work, school, kids, and everything else that comes our way, it’s no wonder many of us feel like we’re drowning in a sea of responsibilities. Sometimes it can be hard to breathe and remember that we’re human beings, not human doings.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Here are some practical tips on stepping back and overcoming those overwhelming and anxious thoughts!
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment and fully engaged with whatever you’re doing. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, getting lost in your thoughts and worries can be easy. By practicing mindfulness, you can learn to focus on the present moment and let go of those anxious thoughts.
One way to practice mindfulness is to take a few deep breaths and focus on the sensations in your body. What does it feel like to breathe in and breathe out? What do your feet feel like on the ground? Focusing on the present moment can help calm your mind and reduce stress.
Make To-Do Lists
When you’re already feeling overwhelmed, it can be hard to know where to start – not to mention even want to, with all the tasks awaiting to overwhelm you even more.
Making a to-do list can help you prioritize your tasks and feel more in control. What needs to be done ASAP, and what can wait until later? Write everything down, then separate these into lists by priority, labeling them “must do” and “would be nice.” Breaking down your tasks into manageable pieces will help you feel more in control, less overwhelmed, and maybe even motivated. Would be nice, right?
Connect With Others
We all know that feeling of wanting to be a lone wolf and deal with everything on our own. But let’s be real here; that approach rarely works out in our favor. Connecting with others can be a great way to shake off that stress and anxiety. So, don’t be afraid to reach out to your loved ones and give them a little taste of your chaos. Sometimes just venting can do wonders for your mental health. Plus, who knows? Your BFF might have the perfect meme to make you laugh and lighten your mood.
The Problem with Untreated Stress
If left untreated, stress can seriously affect your mental health. It can manifest in various ways, from irritability and anxiety to more serious conditions like depression. That’s why taking care of your mental health and seeking help when needed is important.
Bottom line – if you’re struggling with overwhelming stress or anxiety you cannot overcome alone, you wouldn’t be the first person, so don’t be afraid to seek support from a mental health professional. A mental health professional can work with you to develop coping strategies and techniques that work for YOU.
Manage Your Mood for Brighter Days Ahead!
Our team offers various therapy services tailored to your specific needs. From cognitive-behavioral therapy to ketamine therapy, we’re here to help you manage your stress, improve your mental health, and feel better.
And hey, we get it. Life is busy, you’re already overwhelmed, and finding the time for therapy can be tough. That’s why we offer everything from medication management to electronic prescriptions and convenient telepsychiatry services.
We aim to make therapy as accessible and convenient as possible, so you can get the care you need without sacrificing your schedule. Whether you prefer to talk with a therapist in person or via video chat, we’ve got you covered. So, don’t let your busy life stand in the way of your mental health. Let our team help you feel your best, no matter where life takes you.