Episode: 140

3 Signs You Are Overwhelmed (And What To Do About It)

with Lola Pickett

When we feel overwhelmed it becomes very hard for us to concentrate and perform at our full capacity. In this week's podcast episode, we're breaking down the 3 signs you are overwhelmed and what you can do about it.

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Show Notes

It’s not secret that the world we live in can be really overwhelming. Working all day long in front of screens, too much stress, lack of quality sleep and all the unhealthy habits that come with our modern, high-performing lifestyle are just some of the reasons.

As highly sensitive souls, there are even more reasons to often feel overloaded and overwhelmed. Our nervous systems are wired to process more information from the environment and we are also able to feel the emotions of the people around us.
When we feel overwhelmed it becomes very hard for us to concentrate and perform at our full capacity. That affects our self-esteem by making us feel we are not able to handle the tasks we have to handle.

And when the common advice we often get does not work, we feel even more frustrated.

But the truth is, this advice can’t really work when we are overwhelmed. And no, it is not your fault. It is not because you are weak and unable to do something that may seem so easy to do. Not at all. There is a scientifically proven reason for that.

If you want to learn how to manage overwhelm, forget about that advice. Instead, you can learn how to identify the signs of overwhelm that your system is giving you as early as possible and practice some self-care strategies to beat overwhelm.

In this week’s episode, Lola dives deep into how to understand what’s going on with our body so we can catch the signs of overwhelm, how to stop being detached from our beingness, why we need to take the word “should” out of our vocabulary, how to tell the difference between intuition and overwhelm and what is beneficial stress and how to partner with it. More than that, she reveals the most important overwhelm signs and gives effective self-care solutions to each one of them.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Overwhelm isn’t something that happens to you, it happens through you.
  • The common advice on how to beat overwhelm and why it doesn’t actually work
  • Signs that you are overwhelmed:
    • Sign no. #1: Your eyes are dry, itchy, and burning.
    • Sign no. # 2: You are bored
    • Sign no. # 3: Sensory sensitivities
    • Sign no. # 4: You are getting distracted
    • Sign no. #5: Clumsiness
  • How to understand what’s going on with your body so you can catch the signs of overwhelm
  • How we can become addicted to stress
  • Beneficial stress and how to partner with it
  • How to tell the difference between intuition and overwhelm
  • Why you need to take the word “should” out of your vocabulary
  • Every single decision that you make or don’t make is benefiting you in some way
  • How to stop being detached from your beingness
  • Effective strategies to beat overwhelm

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