How to Overcome the Overwhelming Feeling.
I felt dumb, damp and damned.
At the same time, I couldn’t feel a thing. It felt like everything was happening so fast and I was clueless as to how best to handle the pain. Oh! I felt pain at least.
It was as good as being on a roller coaster, I knew there was so much to do, but I didn’t know where to start from or how to start. I just felt completely drained of all my mental energy and physical capacity.
I was irritated to the core too, even though there was nothing irritating around me.
To make it worse, every single thing I did during this phase was a waste. The content was different from the topic and all my school assignments were totally out of context.
This was my overwhelming phase, it was terrible but I was lucky to come across the light quickly enough.
During my “distress” research (I still had to work), I stumbled on an article that talked about being overwhelmed. I had so many tabs open on my computer, so I just bookmarked it, hoping to come back to it a few hours later.
Behold, I didn’t go back to the article after two hours, I went back to it after two weeks. TWO FULL WEEKS!
Within two weeks, I felt a mixed feeling of anxiety, irritation, panic attack, worry, doubt, helplessness, anger and of course, I was depressed.
Why Was I Overwhelmed?
It was my to-do list Fam!
My to-do list was longer than Mugabe’s presidential rule.
I just drove into a new street in my journey through life, that street was full of promises that were ready to squeeze the joy in me before offering me the blessings.
On that list, I had so much to execute and most of them didn’t even rhyme and I was trying to do all of them at the same damn time!
This was where I missed it, this was where I realized multitasking isn’t for me. It was also the time I learned what emotional trauma could do to a human being who isn’t fully prepared to face life.
How Did I Overcome the Overwhelming Feeling?
I’d simply list out the easiest way to get out of that clouded room in your mind, it won’t happen in an instant, but a consistent conscious effort will help you get through it.
Accept that negative feeling
You might think rebuking it will work or probably “Get thee behind me stress” will work, it won’t! This will only repress the felling and you’d be feeling the exact same way after a short while.
Instead, accept the way you feel, don’t fight whatever is making you feel that way. Talk to yourself about every single thing that’s going on in your head and accept every bit of it.
If you have a crazy to-do list, remind yourself you can do it. At the same time, be realistic about it, if you can’t finish up that very day, divide the list in half or better still, get help. Quit playing superman!
Set a time to make plans for the future but at the same time, focus on NOW.
Take out time to do the things you love most.
Get enough rest.
Don’t be lazy, do the work!
Well, I don’t know how you feel right now, but trust me, I can totally relate. So, if you want to feel better and get your glow back, just do what I did. It’s not that easy and just as I said earlier, it takes consistent conscious effort.
If you’d like to add something to my list, use the comment section. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts.