3 Tips to Help Shift Out of Overwhelm
You’ve experienced it a time or two (or a hundred). So have I. Especially right now, in this uncertain period of time that makes no sense. That feeling of overwhelm trying to navigate the complexities of 2020 can so kindly provide is almost constant.
It can be a heaviness that shows up to un-motivate us, stress us out, or keep us up at night. It can come down to money, family, job, or if you’re like me, it’s the internal pressure to do, to achieve.
I STILL struggle with it. Often I struggle with relaxing when I know I could be working. I stress BIG TIME if I don’t hit a goal. I occasionally let fear, uncertainty, and doubt take over. But in the end, I don’t allow the overwhelm to control my thoughts or decisions. I use some of the tools i have learned over the last few years to help me mitigate that overwhelm.
In a social media world, it’s easy to look at other people and think they’ve got it all figured out. But I’m here to remind you that’s NOT the case. These struggles still exist on some level for most of us.
Sure, the struggle changes as you level up in life, but it’s always there. Anyone honest will tell you that.
So the next time you’re feeling that overwhelm, remember that you’re not alone. That it will pass. That you’ll find your feet.
Three of my favorite techniques for managing overwhelm are:
1 -EXERCISE – Go figure! Daily exercise and movement is a total game changer for shifting any negativity. Your body releases endorphins which are feel good hormones and you start to see things in a more positive light. You can sweat out any anger or frustration and come back feeling renewed.
2 – BREATHE – If you are short on time, a breath work session for even just 5 minutes, along with some stretching can also make some big shifts. Stand or sit with feet on the ground or in the grass and close your eyes. Take 10 deep breaths in through your nose and out your mouth. Count to 3-8 on the inhale and 8-10 on the exhale. Open and your eyes to a new world.
3 – GET OUTSIDE – and observe every detail with your 5 senses. See the beautiful trees, clouds, sky, sea, grass. Close your eyes and Listen to the wind rustling the leaves, the AC pumping, the birds chirping. Feel the wind and sun or rain on your skin. Smell the ocean or dirt and grass. Taste the salt on your skin or a n ice cold glass of fresh water with lemon, cucumber or mint in it- and be present to what is all around you.
Combine all 3 suggestions and the benefits multiply you out of overwhelm and into joy and creativity.
Try it and please take a moment to tell me what happened.
I’m here for support. Stop trying to do everything yourself for fear of asking for help, and keep moving forward.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.