Have you ever felt overwhelmed? You know the feeling:
Unable to make decisions.
For me, these are the tell-tale signs that I'm feeling overwhelmed. Why does this happen? How do we get overwhelmed in the first place? Here are six common reasons. Do any of these resonate with you?
When I start to feel overwhelmed, I try to stop and ask myself these questions:
- Am I saying “yes” to too many things?
- Am I unable or unwilling to relinquish control of something or ask for help?
- Am I chasing the thrill of achievement and productivity?
- Can I live up to my own expectations?
These are hard questions to ask. But understanding how we got here, to this place of overwhelm, is important to learning how to overcome it, now and in the future.