Is the time of your unemployment stretching out way longer than you were expecting? Are the number of hours you need in a day and the number of hours you have out of sync? Having trouble balancing work life and home life? If, for whatever reason, you are overwhelmed, we are here to help you find ways to feel just whelmed enough.
When you’re overwhelmed you might feel so mentally exhausted the only thing you want to do is stare at the ceiling while your worries from run circles in your head.
Stop those circles from running round in your head by getting them into your feet. Go for a run, life some weights, do some yoga. When you get your body moving, your brain releases pleasure chemicals that will help you relax and get your mind off those nagging, racing worries.
Use the right fuel in your engine
It is said, you get out of life what you put into it. You also get out of your body what you put into it. Oftentimes when we’re stressed out or overwhelmed we stop paying attention to what we put into our mouths. Junk food, fast food, overly processed food might seem like a quick fix in the moment, but they are only going to add to your problems in the long run.
Studies have shown eating fat and sugar can make your mental processes slower and clumsier. Take the time to eat the things you know your body needs (not what it craves) Fresh foods, vegetables, fruits. Make sure you’re eating what will make you sharp and ready to face the world.
Get out of the past and out of the future
Maybe last month was terrible and maybe you’ll have even more problems next month. The surest way to ensure that happens is to sit there and brood about it.
Living in the hypothetical terrible future is the fastest route to creating that unwanted outcome. Instead of focusing there, focus here and now. On what you can do today.
Today I will get in 30 minutes of exercise, I will eat right and I will tackle one problem at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Live in the right now and don’t worry about tomorrow. Plan for it, but don’t lose any sleep over it.
Speaking of sleep, do it. Make sure you are getting enough sleep everyday.
Finally sometimes you just need to slot in some me-time. If bad movies are your thing, watch one. If you like bombing around the go cart track then get yourself there. Sometimes a little escapism is just what you need to get yourself back on track.
Read a book, watch a movie, bake a pie, do something that will make you happy just for a little while. Come back to your problem with fresh eyes and full of pie and hopefully things will seem a little less overwhelming.