Welcome to part 2 of a session that I did on Clubhouse on the psychology of overwhelm!
In this episode, I talk about the remaining Ts that overwhelm us—threats, targets, and thoughts—from a neurological standpoint. I share some mental frame games, highlighting the importance of mindfulness and focusing on what we can control. I also weigh in on what I call an “attention budget” and end the show with tips to help beat feelings of overwhelm.
When you start to feel overwhelmed by threats in your environment, you need to remind yourself (with conviction!) that…
- Everything will be okay.
- You’ve got this.
What if you want to achieve specific goals? How to avoid feeling overwhelmed?
Create a vision of where you want to be.
Breakdown large tasks into bite-sized chunks and track your progress.
Here are some things you can do to bring more positivity into your life:
- Accept the feeling of overwhelm.
- Ground yourself in your body.
- Embrace the present.
- Meditate or do some yoga.
- Give yourself a creative outlet.
- Eat healthy.
- Learn how to delegate and to say “no”.
- Take breaks regularly.
- And don’t forget to be grateful.
- The Psychology of Overwhelm Part One
- Breath by James Nestor
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