When I ask people if they've been overwhelmed, , they look at me and give me this look that says, “Are you kidding? Who hasn’t been overwhelmed?”
Sometimes someone will say, “Do you mean this week? If it’s Monday morning, maybe I haven’t been overwhelmed yet.”
This cat makes me laugh. This is how I feel when I just don't want to deal with things any more. I'm completely overwhelmed, and just want to quit.
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. The thing is, it’s possible to completely break free of overwhelm. It is possible to live in a state of relaxation and peace. That sounds kind of Utopian, but it isn’t, really. All it takes is a willingness to learn about your emotions, and then it takes what I call a “paradigm shift” to believe that peace can really be possible in any situation.
So I’m going to begin a series of blog posts about the concept of “OVERWHELM.” We’ll discuss what it is, why it impacts us so much, and what we can do to delete overwhelm and feel peace. We can do all this even if our circumstances do not change. (The truth is, though, that when we are in a place of peace, our circumstances do change, often dramatically, for the better.)
So now that we know where we’re going (we’re going to feel peace), how do we get there?
Stay tuned for Part 2.
Before we can really talk about overwhelm, we need to figure out what happens to us IN overwhelm. How would you say that overwhelm impacts you? (If overwhelm did not bother us, it wouldn't be a problem, right? So what happens when you feel overwhelmed?