Feeling overwhelmed? By what is going on in the world, by your own inner conflicts, goals, and obligations? At one point or another, we all feel like that, especially when problems we face are huge – such as societal issues that need to be addressed while caring for yourself and those you love.
Thankfully there are many actions we can take to make our lives and the lives of others better, but with that comes the feeling of overwhelm, which in turn can freeze us and make us frantic. In order to overcome this feeling – and ultimately allowing yourself to be your most effective self – requires self-compassion.
“When you feel overwhelmed, you’re trying too hard. That kind of energy does not help the other person and it does not help you.
It is okay, not to have all of the answers, it is okay, to need a minute to re-calibrate, it is okay to not knowing where to start with whatever you are trying to accomplish.
What is not okay is to beat yourself up for this feeling of being overwhelmed. Yes, there are people who seemingly have it all figured out but that is rarely the truth. We tend to look at others as something to aspire to – and while that is okay in some instances – it is also important to recognize that they also feel this overwhelm at times, if not at the same time as we do.