When feeling stressed and overwhelmed....

Monday, October 23, 2017

At times when feeling completely overwhelmed by everything going on in our lives, it can be so easy to feel powerless, hopeless and scared.

I definitely went through this recently myself to the point that when I sat down at my computer after making my to-do list I felt utterly paralyzed. I couldn't tackle a single thing on it. For days.....weeks off and on.

I let my own fear of not feeling like I had enough time to do everything, my own fear that I didn't know enough, wasn't good enough COMPLETELY hold me back from doing what I knew I had to do to.

I didn't know who to turn to, or how to even explain properly what I was feeling and going through, but eventually I was able to get out of my funk.

I KNEW I didn't have all the answers.
I KNEW I didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted to do.

But what I had to do was find myself again. Dig into MY personal goals and make myself a priority. Dig into personal development and reignite that passion in why I was doing what I was doing, and find that belief in myself again.

It's not a straight path, I hit a LOT of bumps in the road, and not every day is perfect, but I've found myself in a much better place lately and able to dig into the resources I have available to me with as much free time as I can find without overwhelming myself again.

It feels good to feel in control again, and know that nobody is perfect. We can let fear paralyze and hold us back in so many situations, but sometimes you just have to START and have faith that you learn as you go!

Here are some great personal development tools I turned to to help me through this time:

  • "The School of Greatness" by Lewis Howes (Book and podcast)
  • "Women Inspiring Women" podcast by Melanie Mitro
  • "I Am That Girl" by Alexis Jones (Book)

If you're struggling with anything similar, drop a comment below or reach out to me an perhaps I can offer some suggestions.

If you've found some great ways to deal with stress, anxiety and overwhelm I'd love to hear them!


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