Have you been feeling overwhelmed this autumn?
Don’t worry, the feeling is a natural part of life, when stress becomes heightened and all aspects of life become intense, from relationships through to work and general well being.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed this season, there are plenty of tips and tricks to try in order to boost your mood for a brilliant autumn and a #betterlife.
What you’re feeling is completely normal.
Humans have experienced feelings of being overwhelmed for thousands of years, with everyday struggles such as stress, sleeplessness or fatigue playing a part in the emotion.
Deciding that the feeling of stress is only a temporary obstacle can be a great way to overcome overwhelming emotions as you focus on the present and work towards a better life.
Think about the last time you felt overwhelmed or stressed – work to remember how you overcame it.
Thinking back on your past struggles and achievements can be a great form of motivation for getting yourself out of the headspace of feeling stressed.
Sleep plays a crucial role in reducing symptoms of stress and the general feeling that comes with being overwhelmed. Ever heard of the phrase ‘sleep on it?’
It definitely plays a role here, as sleep can be the best time for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation, allowing our minds to re-set and for our bodies to wake up with a clear head.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about a specific task, it’s very easy to allow that task to linger unfinished.
A great way to combat your reluctance is to tackle the issue head on, if you’re still struggling, asking a friend to come over and help can also be a great way to get you up and moving towards your goals.
Consider the positives.
When we’re feeling overwhelmed, it can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of life, shunning the positives or putting them to the back of our minds. This mindset can have a detrimental affect on well being.
Focus on what you do have and consider the positives, this can help to boost your mood and clear your head, leaving you in the right state of mind to get moving and achieving.