Overwhelmed. I’m sure that’s something we all feel from time to time. Especially in today’s world where we feel pressured to do so much (often put on by ourselves) and glorify being busy. I felt like this last week and was ready to give up on blogging – and a few other things too.
I mentioned in my Blog Fair post on Monday that I wanted to take a bit of a break from posting for a while, but I miss keeping in touch with you all! So, I’ve put together a little collection of posts I have read about getting overwhelmed, which I hope will help you too. If you don’t need it now you can always pin it for later. 🙂
Here is a nice and simple graphic from Emily Ley to help you focus when feeling overwhelmed. You can get a free printable from her website.
The first thing I did last week when the ‘overwhelm-ment’ struck was to head outdoors to clear my head and get some space. Dear Handmade Life has a great list of activities you can do to help you re-charge your batteries. They include baking a cake, listening to music, helping someone and listing your past accomplishments.
Before heading outdoors I grabbed my bible and notepad then got in the car and drove (while listening to music) and stopped at a favourite view point. Verses from the bible can be really helpful when feeling overwhelmed. The Humbled Homemaker has a great list of 25 Scriptures for when you are overwhelmed.
Since blogging was part of the reason I was feeling overwhelmed, I found this post from Wonder Forest on How to Avoid Blogging Overwhelm very helpful. I think being purposeful at all times is something I need to work on and will make a huge difference.
The whole area of time management is a big area for me ( I tend to leave things to the last minute) so this post title: Time Management System for the Severely Overwhelmed from Busy Budgeter really drew my attention.
Which leads me to the next area I am going to work on – finding a better blog/life balance. I’ve already pinned a few posts on that topic so I’ll get back to you next week with how I am getting on! And if you would like to contribute your ideas please contact me!
Do you have any tips for when you feel overwhelmed? I’d love you to share them in the comments.