Chronic overwhelm is one of the major causes of anxiety and anxiety disorders. When you’re overwhelmed, your mind overloads with all that’s going on. It takes a toll on your nervous, immune and hormonal systems, and left unattended will likely produce cycles of anxiety, fatigue and temporary despair.
Your body sends physical warning signs but your mind can easily override warning signals until you spiral down into overwhelm. Having strategies in place to refer to when you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed is a helpful tool.
There are many strategies for managing Overwhelm. It is important to find the strategy that works best for you. When you find success with a strategy you will be more likely to refer to it when needed. Emotional Wellness is an active ongoing process, be patient with yourself.
Strategies for dealing with Overwhelm