When you feel extremely overwhelmed (be it work, family etc), what do you do to

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  1. Happylovejoy profile image96
    Happylovejoyposted 2 years ago

    When you feel extremely overwhelmed (be it work, family etc), what do you do to feel better?

    Sometimes I feel so frustrated with life that I can't do anything..I cant sit still, no appetite etc.. So what do you do when you are experiencing such feelings to feel better?

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  2. profile image0
    Cissy1946posted 2 years ago

    Eat ice cream. It used to be Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip but that got so grossly overused while I was caring for my sister that I never wanted to see a box of it again. Now it's Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean but I only buy the smallest container and only have a spoon or two at a time. It's amazing how differently you view frustration, depression, and overwhelming emotion after you've lived through a life changing event with someone you love.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I do that too. I am a fan of rocky road, strawberry, and I like coffee too. I think I will get some shopping tomorrow. :-) Thanks for the idea . . .

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You just reminded me of Hagen Daz Rum Raisin -- haven't had that in years. .....Must not have felt bad enough for quite awhile.

    3. Happylovejoy profile image96
      Happylovejoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just reminded me I still have some chocolate coated vanilla ice cream stick in my freezer.. Good quick fix..hah

  3. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    You have to find something to do that you truly enjoy doing. What are your interests? Music? Art? Movies? Food? Great coffee?
    Find something that "takes you away" like the old Calgon commercials. Maybe it's exercise, a walk in the park, a bubble bath, whatever.
    Make time daily to participate in the thing you do just for you. Don't let anyone intrude on your "me" time. Shut the world OUT!
    Talk to yourself about how you are feeling. Or talk to a professional. But get these feelings out into the open. Keeping them to yourself is only making YOU sick.
    I once had anger issues. Now, when I am mad, I take my gun and go out to the gun range and shoot the hell out of some targets. Or you can take a hammer and go beat the crap out of some inanimate object like a piece of wood. Just get these feelings OUT of YOU in a non-destructive way.
    At night before you go to sleep, tell yourself, "today has been a good day".

    1. Happylovejoy profile image96
      Happylovejoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice..I also agree motivating yourself with positive statements or thoughts help..what I try to do every morning before I get out of bed is to tell myself the day is going to be great - helps to set positive tone to start the day..

  4. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Give myself to say no to requests to volunteer, more requests for work/overtime.
    People will ask or demand until they are told NO. And it isn't wrong to say no, while others will take advantage of you until you can't or won't let them anymore.

    1. Happylovejoy profile image96
      Happylovejoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes..agree we should learn to not feel bad to say no..thanks for your comment!

  5. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    I question myself; reflect. There is always a reason. Is it work; health?

    I do only so many hours and have changed settings. I look at my health, change some things in the diet and take supplements post seeing a Kinesiologist. Find a great one on line who will not charge a  bomb. Look for kindness. There are a few.

    In your case, check your blood profile to include thyroids. watch your food carefully. Restlessness can mean an overactive mind and much stress. Try exercise but only if there is no weakness. Use music and read motivational books. Stephen Covey and Wayne Dyer are two of the Americans that I'll recommend.

    Life is actually quite beautiful, and the Universe is friendly. I say this in a nice way, but take responsibility. Believe that no one else can help you but yourself, but utilise a team spirit initially for support. The internet is full of soothing music and videos of great motivators. Join a relaxation or meditation group. Life is truly precious. Never give up! Much Love

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      A very good point. A medical evaluation is always a good idea of these feeling are taking over.

    2. Happylovejoy profile image96
      Happylovejoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes..good to find the root cause to why we may feel overwhelmed at times..and life does have its beautiful moments as well so we should not forget that..thanks!

  6. Michaela Osiecki profile image78
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    Trigger Warning: I use a box cutter and make myself bleed.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Try ice cream first.

    2. Happylovejoy profile image96
      Happylovejoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes..try something less harmful.. Don't scar yourself..

  7. johnmiller1987 profile image39
    johnmiller1987posted 2 years ago

    To quell overwhelm, engage in an activity that you enjoy, such as listening to music, reading a book or taking a walk, and consider how you can solve the stressors that triggered your overwhelm in the first place.

  8. krisingreen profile image61
    krisingreenposted 2 years ago

    I stop.
    I close my eyes.
    I breath deeper
    I clear my head
    I think positive thoughts
    then I continue.

 
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