Success doesn’t replace trauma. Neither does it mend your growing up struggles and things can become overwhelming when we least expect. Situations can change quickly, but situations that continue, can seem like they last a lifetime.
When things feel overwhelmed it is easier to do nothing. Mentally we may not react well to change and then nothing will change. It is when things feel overwhelming that we need to act.
It is important to remember that feeling overwhelmed is a breakdown of thoughts that come together, not a breakdown of life, that as feelings come, they will go, and they invariably do.
Covid-19 life is continually overwhelming. It’s natural to feel a build-up of emotions, to feel anxiety, to feel out of control. We need to want to feel safe and secure and when those things are compromised, we can feel overwhelmed. When feeling overwhelmed happens, it is important not to ignore it, or reject it.
Don’t judge yourself for feeling it. Instead, when you’re feeling overwhelmed, stand back and think about how you feel, and why you might be feeling overwhelmed. We learn too late about anxiety and being overwhelmed because we don’t understand that our emotions are already impaired.
I used to have to keep myself busy, so bad thoughts didn’t go into over-drive. It took years to understand the best way to stop that from happening was being proactive.