How to Overcome Overwhelm

“Overwhelm is never, ever caused by what is going on in your life. It is always caused by what is going on in your head!” Overwhelm is not new. It’s the sense of not being able to cope and not being able to think clearly.

It’s easy to look at what’s happening around you or to you and blame that for your rising stress levels and overwhelm. After all, if it is happening to you then the solution is out of your control?


"I think of overwhelm as CPU overload - your brain is full and can no longer process properly!"

Do you recognise any of these symptoms?

  • Chronic dread
  • Indecision
  • Procrastination
  • Avoidance
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pains
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness/dizziness

3 Ways to Tackle Overwhelm right now:

No. 1 • Transfer all your worries and thoughts down on paper. Do it quickly and without too much thought.

No.2 • Breathe – control your breathing, giving it all your focus. The reason controlling your breathing is important is because anxiety symptoms can actually create new anxiety symptoms.

No.3 • Distract yourself. Whilst you are focusing your attention on your worries, they will appear bigger. Go for a walk, watch something or read a book. Now is not the time to self analyse!


What’s causes this feeling of overwhelm? Is something triggering it? Why now? Why you?

Find out the answers to these questions in a RTT Discovery Coaching Therapy. I’m always looking to provide my clients with the headspace and tools they need in order to gain perspective on an issue. Getting to the root cause is the first point of call.

Book a 15 minute FREE Life Coaching session to see how I can help you overcome overwhem

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