Lately, I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed. I have so much new going on in my life, which is great, but I tend to be a creature of habit. I like to try new things only if I can predict what it will be like and have done my research. Well lately, so much new has been happening that has been a bit surprising and like I said, the feelings of being overwhelmed are coming in hot! Today I wanted to share with you some ways I reel myself back in when I am starting to feel like life isn’t going according to plan, or when I need to be patient and wait on something/someone for the next steps instead of just charging ahead.
- Light a candle. This instantly calms me down and puts me into a mindset to relax and make a plan. A couple of candles that I have been loving lately are Rosa Mundi, by Diptyque and Capri Blue Volcano 06.
- Journal. I journal about everything that is bothering me or seems overwhelming. I write out all of my fears, and “I cant’s”. Once that is out of my system, I move on to the next step. I’ve had my eye on a few journals to add to my collection found here, here, and here.
- Make a list. My tried and true tip that seems to make everything better. I list out things I can do now, things to research while I am waiting, and things to do after the initial problem is resolved and how I can move forward. This helps me plan my steps in measurable goals, and usually the feeling of overwhelm really starts to dissolve here.
- Get Active! Okay, once I have made my list I take action on what can be done now! If there isn’t anything that I can accomplish right away, I still get moving. I like to do yoga when I feel this way because I am moving and focusing on my breath. Sometimes I will read a book or go on a walk. It doesn’t matter what it is, just do something productive that you’ll be glad you did later!
Just writing this out for you today has already helped me feel a little less overwhelmed! List making truly works wonders! I’m going to take my advice today and go read a book. I am currently reading Listen Love Repeat Other-Centered Living In A Self-Centered World by Karen Ehman. I hope you find these tips helpful. Let me know in the comments what you do to feel less overwhelmed.