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How to Handle Overwhelm

Overwhelm is a really common thing that people experience.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed there are three things that you should consider.
1. Get organized – Be proactive versus reactive
In my own life, when my kids would wake up, I would roll out of bed and just start reacting to the day. Getting proactive versus reactive, means being intentional about how we spend our time, and we’re setting the tone for how we want our day to go.
2. Take care of yourself – Prioritize your own needs first, because you are the foundation of your life
We need to ask ourselves: how can we exercise, how can we meditate, how can we go to therapy, how can we journal, how can we do whatever it is that we require to take care of ourselves, and that needs to be in our schedule first, before anything else. We often think: “Oh when things get better, then I’ll take care of myself,” but things don’t get better if we don’t take care of ourselves first.
3. Prioritize – Decide what is important to you
We need to decide what we want to accomplish on a certain day, and prioritize that above all. One thing that’s been really helpful for me is I don’t actually get started with emails, until I get my one or two things done that I’ve decided are my priorities for the day.

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