Overwhelm and stress is something that we all encounter from time to time. It’s absolutely critical that we deal with situations constructively when we’re overwhelmed and stressed out about anything at all.
Here are 4 quick suggestions:
First of all, come from a place of gratitude. Be thankful for where you are, because if you’re not thankful for where you are, you’re not going to get more of what you want. It’s very important that you operate from a place first of being thankful and grateful for what you have going on. Identify the things that you are blessed with, because honestly, there are literally billions of people in the world who would gladly trade places with you right now.
There are people in the world who don’t have clean drinking water. They don’t have access to schools or libraries or books. They don’t have access to clean food. They don’t have access to an education or the opportunities that we have in a country like the United States, for example.
Think about where you’re at right now and think that you’ve got more going for you than a lot of people in the world currently do. So operate from a place of gratitude and thankfulness. You’ll find that that’s a very constructive place to start.
Seek Out A Mentor
Another suggestion is get advice from someone who you perceive to be more successful than you are and find out how they deal with stress. Just because someone has experienced a great deal of success doesn’t mean they don’t experience stress and overwhelm once in a while—we all do. We all put our pants, socks, and shirts the same way.
But get advice from people who you know who have experienced a greater level of success than you have and figure out what it is that they do. Think about it like this. T. Harv Eker says in his book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind that your problems are what they perceive them to be.
If, for example, on a scale of 1 to 10, you were experiencing a challenge that is a Level 5 challenge and you are a Level 2 person, that challenge is going to feel really, really huge to you. But if you are a Level 8 person, that Level 5 challenge doesn’t even register. It’s not even a problem anymore.
Upgrade your skill set. Get advice. And deal with things accordingly.
Something else you can do is treat yourself. Do something really nice for yourself, because if you are in a place of stress and overwhelm, that’s your brain and body telling you that you need to step away from that situation for a little while. Take a few hours off. Take an evening off. Do something really nice for yourself, and then revisit that situation with a fresh perspective, because I guarantee that if you do treat yourself once in a while, and then come back to your situation with a fresh perspective, you will have a whole new outlook on it.
Pick One Item And Take Action
The last thing is that if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed about a variety of things going on, just pick one item and take action. You can’t do everything at the same time. So pick one thing and focus on that first. And when you finished with that, move onto the next and so on until you are done.
We all go through stressful and overwhelming situations, but the quicker we recognize them and constructively we deal with them, the more effective we will be in the long run. True champions are the ones who are self-aware and proactive to so something when these situations arise.