How To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzsche
In today’s society, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of technology at our fingertips, the busy pace of life and all the daily tasks we need to do. Most of us have a lot on our plate but it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting involved with so many activities forces us to make quick decisions that put off tasks or responsibility until later.
It’s difficult under these types of circumstances to relax yet that’s the last thing most of us try to do. If we can just put aside anxiety and stress for a few moments then we can battle overwhelm where it lives.
Feeling overwhelmed is a problem society hasn’t been able to handle just yet so this means you have to find a way to deal with overwhelm without it ruining your health. A buildup of stress and anxiety can lead to a physical and mental breakdown.
So, what do you do to loosen the load?
Add Stress Relief To Your Schedule
“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them.”
The big key to relaxing during today’s hectic world is to find time to add stress relief to your busy schedule. Try to plan some down time during your day to help alleviate built-up stress by including meditation in your routine.
To overcome overwhelm, choose some form of quiet contemplation. Find things that calm down the mind so that you can gather your thoughts and slip into your happy place.
One of the best ways to distress comes from decluttering both your life and home. Clutter kills your productivity and unconsciously causes the brain to stress out. Too much input overloads the brain creates more anxiety and stress.
Avoiding constant overwhelm is a something you must deal with once it but that’s not the end of your problem. Just trying to avoid overwhelm takes your mind off of what’s really important. The idea here is to learn what to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed and then incorporate those techniques into your daily life.
Here Are 7 Relaxation Techniques That Help You Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
1 – Laughter – They say laughter is the best medicine as it relieves tension while boosting the immune system. It also stimulates the blood circulation which reduces the physical symptoms that stress brings about a balanced nervous system. Without laughter, our stress would kill us. Laughter is all about the mental state that we are in. It lightens your burdens and inspires hope when there is no hope at all.
2 – Breathing Exercises – Helps alter the pH balance of the blood and brings the body back to it’s relaxed state of being. Breathing exercises messages the brain to calm down and relax by clearing the state of mind. Finally, these type of exercises train the body to deal with stressful situations.
3 – Visualization Exercises – Use guided imagination and concentration techniques that redirect attention away from pain and stress towards an alternate focus. Focus is the key here because it allows you to associate sensations of peace and block off stressful instances.
4 – Muscle Relaxation Exercises – When you practice muscle relaxation, you bring the nervous system back into balance. It allows the heart rate to decrease and get back to normal. Your breathing becomes slower and deeper, bringing more oxygen into your system. It stabilizes blood pressure while promoting physical healing.
5 – Physical Exercise – If you want to relax then physical exercise will help improve your mood, It stimulates the the production of endorphins while countering depression. But it’s most important benefit comes from the fact that it counteracts the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Regular exercise has been called “meditation in motion.”
6 – Find A Hobby – Nothing beats engaging in a hobby. Building models, knitting, making jewelry, reading and singing are just a few of the ways you can relax as well as bring some happiness into your life. When you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, hobbies soothe your soul and allow you to recharge your batteries by doing something you enjoy.
7 – Buy Houseplants – As crazy as this may sound, houseplants are excellent at de-stressing your environment whether you’re at home or at work. They are able to brighten your home as well as purify the air which creates a much more relaxing and peaceful atmosphere for everyone. Toxins are a problem for humanity and play havoc with our physical health. If you want to experience a more serene and peaceful life buy houseplants.
The more you allow stress to get the better of you, the more overwhelmed you will be. By using these 7 relaxation techniques, you will be able to beat overwhelm and be on your way to a life filled with peace and love.
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