Being overwhelmed is one of the greatest challenges in life. It’s a problem that affects millions of people, and it can take many forms. In this blog, we’ll explore how to manage overwhelm by identifying its causes, working to overcome it, and taking steps toward improving your mental health.

First things first: what is overwhelm? Overwhelm is a feeling of being affected by too much work, stress, or other external factors like having too many responsibilities at once. If you’ve ever felt like you were about to burst into tears because you were so stressed out about something but didn’t know how to stop the tears from coming out, that’s an example of overwhelm.

Now let’s talk about how to manage it!

Take a deep breath.

You can do this by inhaling through your nose, and then exhaling slowly and deeply through your mouth. This will help you relax and reduce stress levels, as well as increase blood flow to the brain. You should practice this at least once per day for best results!

You can also try four-square breathing or most commonly known as box breathing wherein you will:

But remember that there is no perfect way to do it! Do what works for you and your body.

Make yourself a list or a plan of action, and prioritize it so you can focus on what needs to be done right away.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

You might be thinking, “I don’t feel like I need help!”

But that’s not always true. Ask for help. Don’t be afraid of asking for help, and don’t feel bad about it either—ask people you know well for advice (or even just to talk).

If you’re having trouble managing your overwhelm, it may mean that there is something deeper going on with your life or work situation than just being overwhelmed by too many tasks at once.

Seek out advice from other people who have been in similar situations and ask them what they did to get things under control.

Make sure you have enough sleep, good nutrition, and exercise so that your body is up to the task.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to get done, it’s important to remember that there are people out there who have been through this before that can help you.

You don’t need to go through it alone! You may reach us through wecare@happinessco.org to talk to our friendly and professional Mental Health Coaches.