Raise your hand if you have ever felt overwhelmed!?!
It is the worst.
You feel like your brain is all tangled up. Your thoughts are all over the place. You keep writing to-do lists…in four different places. You complain to others that you “have so much to do” and that you “can’t even!” Your chest is TIGHT AS HECK! You feel like you cannot catch enough air.
It is NOT fun.
I definitely felt this as I prepared to go back to my teaching job this week. For me? Overwhelm was caused by the fear of the unknown. Each year I get new students, new challenges arise, and there are always new policies to follow.
Who likes the unknown? I know that it freakkkkkkks me out.
But, what exactly is the stem of overwhelm?
Why is this feeling so universal and how can people work to rid of this feeling?
I am going to explain to you what causes overwhelm, warning signs, and actionable ways that you can retrain your brain to experience less overwhelm and find more peace in your life.