12 Things To Remember When You Feel Overwhelmed

stressed, unhappy young handsome man with bad neck painWe all go through periods when we feel overwhelmed and no one is exempted from these seasons. I recently went through one of such periods with work, school and a host of other things, and thinking about the following helped me,which I would like to share with you. So for those days when you feel overwhelmed, remember;

  1. You have experienced times like this, maybe even worse than what you are experiencing now yet you came through, beating the odds and succeeding. You are tough, intelligent, resourceful and quite capable of handling whatever life, work etc throws at you.
  2. It is just a feeling. That is what it is, a feeling not fact. You are a lot less overwhelmed than you think. It is tempting to give in to negative thoughts or look for someone/something to blame, but choose instead to be positive. It is a choice. You can give in to the feeling or decide to take responsibility, keep moving forward and change the way you see the situation.
  3. God is faithful and you can trust in His love for you. Ask him to show you what to do or stop doing. Remember He is working everything out for your good.
  4. This doesn’t mean you’re failing.  Most great successes came after a period of struggle or some form of down season.  Stay positive.
  5. It won’t last forever. This is temporary. Decide that no matter how difficult it seems, you won’t give up. Evaluate the situation and look for what you can do to move forward.
  6. Worrying and complaining won’t change anything. Complaining about the people in your life, your job or the condition of your country won’t accomplish anything good. Also don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring. Take life one day at a time. Don’t worry about things you can’t change or things you have no control over. Instead focus on the things you have control over and can change.
  7. Don’t allow the negative opinions of people to affect you. Smile, remain focused and positive, when they criticize and try to bring you down. Don’t take it personal. If possible move away from that environment.
  8. Don’t compare yourself to other people. Everyone has their own challenges and issues.
  9. Don’t relive mistakes and failures instead evaluate what went wrong, learn from it and move on.
  10. It may be time to change something. It may be a habit, your attitude, friends, job, a new/different way of handling the issue or situation.
  11. Be kind and helpful to the people around you. Try not to lash out at people or neglect your loved ones because you are focused on yourself.
  12. Don’t be ashamed or scared to ask for help

Remain grateful for what you have. Count your blessings. Remember it is not the situation that matters but how you respond to it.

Comments are welcome.

Emem Ita

Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

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Emem Ita
About Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

I help Entrepreneurs, Coaches & Trainers Move From Struggling Online To;

*Increasing Their Online Visibility & Influence even if they are introverts
*Consistently Attract Customers Online

Download this online customer attraction checklist and start consistently attracting customers online. Click this link to download http://bit.ly/2wwzJ1u

Schedule a free strategy session with me by clicking this link http://bit.ly/2hLXfoC

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