I get overwhelmed so easily. I’ve been feeling this way for a long time, but it’s gotten worse recently.
I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of all the work I’m doing now and the increased responsibility that comes with it. Perhaps it’s because I’m older than most adults and have less time to get things done.
But whatever the reason, I think it’s time to talk about how to deal with constantly feeling overwhelmed so you can feel better as you go through your day.
The most common thing I see with people who feel overwhelmed is that they’re letting it control them. They feel like they can’t get anything done, so they give up and let the feeling overwhelm them.
You’re not alone if you feel this way. It’s a normal part of life, and it doesn’t mean anything wrong about you or your ability to get things done.
It just means that sometimes we need a break from thinking about our work and how much we have to do.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s easy to think that the problem is you. But you’re not alone.
When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, your body releases hormones that make you feel bad, like an overactive thyroid or cortisol levels skyrocketing. It can lead to depression and other mental health issues.
Stressful situations cause these hormonal changes to happen more often because you can’t turn them off when under pressure.
But there are ways to help with your stress and overwhelm so that you can feel better and get things done at work or school. Here are some tips:
- Take a break from work or school every day.
- Exercise regularly (even just going for a walk)
- Get enough sleep every night.
- Don’t surround yourself with people who stress you out (find new friends)
“I get overwhelmed so easily.”
It is a common phrase for people who struggle with anxiety and depression. It’s also one of the most overused phrases in psychology, for a good reason.
We all get overwhelmed sometimes, but it’s not necessarily something to be scared of. Being able to handle your emotions is one of the most important things you can do for your mental health.
The problem is that many people don’t know how to deal with it when it happens. They try to avoid feeling overwhelmed by focusing on other things (like work or school), which worsens their problems because they are more stressed.
Luckily there are some simple ways to start dealing with being overwhelmed immediately.
Why Do I Get Overwhelmed So Easily And Cry?
The answer to this question is that you are highly sensitive. It means that you have a very high threshold for pain and stress. You are more likely to get overwhelmed when there is a lot of noise, bright lights, or other sensory stimulation in your environment.
You may also feel overwhelmed when people talk about things that have nothing to do with you.
Why Do Highly Sensitive People Get Overwhelmed?
Because we are susceptible people, who have been taught that being overly sensitive is terrible, we have been told that it makes us weak, incapable of handling the world healthily and that we need to toughen up because of problems. We should be able to manage the problems.
This belief system is toxic and has hurt our ability to live happy lives as susceptible people.
Susceptible people are easily overwhelmed and have difficulty coping with the world around them. The problem is that these people often don’t know how to cope with the high stress in their lives, which can lead to depression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, and more.
These people need to learn how to manage their emotions better and cope with life’s demands. Here are some tips:
- Try not to take things personally.
- Don’t expect people to understand your needs or care about them as much as you do.
- Take time out for yourself every day, even if it’s just 20 minutes by yourself in a quiet room doing nothing but focusing on your breathing or listening to some music.
- Focus on what makes you happy (and avoid negative thoughts).
- Look for ways to reduce your stress level – for example, try meditating or exercising regularly.
Is Feeling Overwhelmed A symptom of ADHD?
Being overwhelmed by your work, family, or other responsibilities is a common symptom of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Many people experience feelings of “overwhelm” throughout their day, but there are specific signs that can help you recognize when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
- Do you feel overwhelmed?
- Do you have trouble saying no to requests?
- Do people take advantage of the fact that you can’t keep up with their demands?
- Are you constantly late for appointments and meetings?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have ADHD.
A diagnosis of ADHD doesn’t mean that you’re a failure or a wrong person. It just means that something in your brain makes it hard for you to control your impulses.
If this sounds like you, there are many ways to change your behavior and find more balance in your life.
When you feel overwhelmed, taking a step back and thinking about what’s causing the problem is essential. It could be your ADHD symptoms, poor time management skills, or a lack of self-esteem.
If you have ADHD and are feeling overwhelmed:
- Try to identify the cause of your feelings of overwhelm. Is it because of ADHD symptoms, or do you have too much on your plate?
- It’s normal to feel stressed out at times. If this happens regularly for you, consider seeking professional help from a mental health professional specializing in treating adults with ADHD.
What Should I Do When I Feel Overwhelmed?
When you feel overwhelmed by the tasks you need to do, some things can help you.
- First, take a break. Don’t be afraid to step away from your work for a few minutes, get some fresh air, or walk around your office and stretch your legs. It will give your brain a chance to reset itself and calm down.
- Second, try taking a different approach to tackle the problem or task. You may have tried something similar in the past, but it didn’t work out so well. Now is the time to try something new!
- Third, ensure all your resources are ready and available before starting any project or task. If you don’t have all the materials needed for a project, then find them before starting anything else because they could be gone by the time you finish another project.
- Fourth, remember that no matter how overwhelmed you feel, things will get better soon and better when they do.
- Finally, Eat something good (even if it’s just a snack). Eating something with protein will help keep blood sugar levels stable, so your body doesn’t get stressed out from being overworked.
If possible, try eating something other than processed carbohydrates like white bread or pasta, which are high in sugar and usually don’t contain much nutritional value (and often make us hungrier anyway).
When you feel overwhelmed, you’re trying to do too much. You’re trying to do too much because you’re afraid of failing and not being able to do it all. But to succeed at anything, you have to step back, look at the big picture and make decisions that will lead you in the right direction.
Certain things are out of your control: the weather, other people, habits, etc. What is within your control is how hard you work and how smartly you make decisions.
If you spend all your time worrying about things that aren’t under your control, then it’s easy for them to overwhelm you and cause stress in your life. But success will come much more straightforward than failure if you focus on what’s within your control and make intelligent decisions based on facts rather than emotions.