Feeling overwhelmed from an emotional aspect is difficult, especially for a person who is living “in the trenches” with the problem and too close to it. But know there is hope!
From an emotional standpoint, an overwhelmed feeling is one that can slow a person so much that he or she can no longer move or think in a useful productive way. Some people have breathing problems when they feel overwhelmed. The feeling takes over their minds, bodies and souls for an undefined amount of time.
Some of the symptoms of being overwhelmed or stress are moodiness, irritability, inability to concentrate, sense of loneliness, general unhappiness, anxious or racing thoughts and possibly physical pain. Or discomfort such as intestinal problems, nausea, dizziness, loss of sex drive, frequent colds and lack of sleep.
You know you are overwhelmed when you are feeling some or all of these symptoms at the same time.
A person may feel as if there are not enough hours in the day to complete the tasks that he or she needs to perform. They might feel “swamped”. An individual could feel overwhelmed at work because the boss piled on too much work to be done in too little time. The worker could feel overwhelmed because of an internal pressure to be the best at a certain position.
Everyone can feel overwhelmed by his or her environment or events that occur in life. It happens to the best of us. So what do we do to take back control and eliminate overwhelm?
The Opposite of Feeling Overwhelmed is Happiness via Control
There is more to overcoming feeling overwhelmed than learning to be calm and organized. Consider this, the opposite of feeling overwhelmed is not being calm but feeling happy. This is the most effective way to regain control of your life.
There are actions that should be taken right away to overcome stress, such as exercising, adequate sleep and controlled breathing. But to truly regain control of your life, deeper, more meaningful work must be done. You need to live an authentic life; the life that you truly want to be living.
The Law of Requisite Variety states, “He or she who is the most flexible controls the system”. So when you are more flexible you have more control. When you are in control you dictate the system and then also the outcome.
When you are in control, and feeling happy about it, then the feelings of overwhelm simply vanish.
You can live a life that is joyous, fulfilling and more than abundant of all things that are good. Maybe you just need a little help getting there. That’s where an NLP Coach comes in. One with skills in overcoming and eliminating overwhelm.
Meeting with your coach once a week, putting together a game plan and then working it can do wonders for you. Regain control of your job, business, family and life! One call starts it all.