It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life in the modern world. I’m sure people suffered from feeling overwhelmed by everything all throughout history. But there is a cure. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, then read on.
All it takes is a little discipline and daily action. Allow me to explain.
I run two groups on Facebook, one is about blogging for your brand and one is about the Mediterranean diet. These are two topics that are close to my heart.
I know what it’s like to run a business and feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do all you need to do. Blogging is a low-cost way to promote your business. The reason we blog for our brand is to develop a community, to reach our target market, and to establish ourselves as an authority on our topics.
But what I hear most from the people in the group is that they don’t have time. They spend time developing and manufacturing their products, and they spend time at fairs and shows selling their products. There is no time left to write on a blog.
I get it. We all feel that way at times. That’s why I developed a thirty-day challenge where I give one very small task per day to work toward improving your blog. The videos that explain the daily task are between 30 seconds and a minute and a half. The task that goes with it is something small and manageable no matter how busy you are.
Who doesn’t have time for that, right?
Yet the people in the group are still finding it overwhelming.
In my other Facebook group about the Mediterranean diet, I share recipes and tips for healthy eating and weight loss. I, myself, have had great success by eating and living this way. The tips I share are easy. The recipes are quick to make and have few ingredients.
Yet, engagement in the group, which was initially very enthusiastic, has dwindled. People tell me they don’t have time to cook, to shop, or even think about it.
But it takes the same amount of time to shop and cook unhealthy food as it does healthy food. And in the time it takes to order a pizza and wait for it to be delivered, you could make a healthy Mediterranean-inspired dinner. It all comes down to your choices.
When you take the time to shop for and cook healthy foods, you will feel more energized and the overwhelm will stop after a few consistent days. In my experience, the Mediterranean eating plan has been the cure for my overwhelm.
We all want results, but we’ve become accustomed to the promise of a quick fix. The idea of performing daily tasks can suddenly become overwhelming.
The Solution to Feeling Overwhelmed
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and that you don’t have time for all the things you wish to do, the answer is quite simple.
The cure for overwhelm is action. It may seem counterintuitive, adding more tasks and actions to your already busy life. But the truth is that we all have the same number of hours in a day. It’s a matter of how you use them. Overwhelm is a feeling. And we’ve become accustomed to letting ourselves off the hook.
I’m all about self-care, and I know what it’s like to want to relax and not do anything. But when I want something, I do it. You have to ask yourself, do you want it or not?
Don’t be too gentle with yourself. You are the only way out.
Take one small step. You just have to do it. Getting started is the hardest part. But the rewards are immeasurable.
You may not think you are the type of person who can do it. But after a few days you will become that person. And it doesn’t take long. When you follow my steps and learn how to blog correctly, you will realize it doesn’t take all of your time. When you make time for healthy meals, you will have more energy for your work.
Let me know your thoughts below. Are you feeling overwhelmed all the time but don’t know where to start? I can help you. That’s what this website is all about.
I agree with taking small steps when you are overwhelmed. I’m in both of your Facebook groups and enjoy them both. This will be the third week in a row I’ve started meal prepping my lunches. And the second week in a row I’ve walked a mile first thing in the morning. I’m trying to add one small change every week. It’s working.
That’s great, Angela. Thanks for taking small steps for yourself.
This is a very interesting perspective about overwhelm! I personally am a proponent for gentleness with ourselves, but I do agree that taking action helps with overwhelm the most, instead of just sitting with the feeling and doing nothing. I enjoyed reading this!
Thanks, Arien. Yes, the worst thing we can do is nothing.
I do feel overwhelmed. I know that I have to slow down and step away from a few things. I run this facebook group that has taken a slot of my time lately. I need to step away and get more things done, the group will still be there when I check in later in the day. I think sometimes you just have to say no.
I completely understand. When we are starting something new, we work hard to get it started. It can be frustrating how slow things can be. But hopefully, they will start to run themselves somewhat.