Hi everyone, my names Olivia from olivialucieblake.com! I am a lifestyle blogger that speaks on a wide range of topics from Mental health, self-confidence and blogging tips. I’m so excited to be doing this post with Shelly. Shelly has been such a great support system for me and my blog. I really love her content and love how open and honest she is. We both mutually decided to write on the feelings of being stressed or overwhelmed. I think a lot of people are feeling this way and have been for most of this year for obvious reasons. So, what better time to give the world some advice. Please once you have read my post, head over to my blog and read Shelly’s post on how to “De-stress Your Stress“.
TAKE A BREAK
I think this point is probably the most obvious but the hardest to achieve. It’s so easy for me to sit here and say that you need to take a break, but I don’t know your situation. I think we all have different ideas in our minds of what a break is. To me a break is time off from work but to others it could be a 20-minute bath. What I’m trying to say is, do the thing you do when you are trying to rest and relax. When we start to feel overwhelmed its usually because of a build-up of stress and a never-ending to-do list. Taking time away from this can have such a benefit on how you’re feeling, just try it.
Re-think what It is that’s making you feel the way you’re feeling. Is it something you can change?
If the answer is yes – Change it! What are you waiting for?
If the answer is no – What techniques can you practice to help deal with the situation better? Do you need to re-evaluate how you are doing things?
GET THINGS OFF YOUR CHEST
It’s so important to have a supportive network of people around you, especially when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Being able to offload and speak to someone you trust can really make such a difference in your life. Holding things in isn’t healthy and just tends to make things worse. Speak with someone and let them know how you’re feeling. Maybe they can offer some great advice on your situation and help you to re-think the way you’re doing things.
I wrote a post recently about saying no to people instead of saying yes. Sometimes the reason why we are so overloaded and overwhelmed is because we agree to take on too much than we can handle. It’s not healthy or fair on you if you say yes all the time. Say no when you know you really can’t do something. I know it can be hard to do this, but you need to consider your own happiness and wellbeing if you take too much on.
Thank you Shelly for this great idea to collaborate on this important subject. I hope the points I have written can be of help to you if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the moment. Please don’t forget to check out Shelly’s post on my blog! See you over there!