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30 Proven Ways to Beat Energy Sucking Overwhelm

I’ve had my fair share of overwhelm of late, but I’m a big believer that sometimes, you have to go through shit to learn a lesson and that I have. It’s been the good kick up the backside I needed and has set me back on a path to avoid overwhelm in the future.

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So, I want to share some of the ways that have helped me beat overwhelm, the point of wanting to give up on everything and curl up in a ball in bed. There are also things in this list that are on my ‘to-do’ list because these days I’m trying to take it one thing at a time.

30 ways to beat overwhelm

  1. Think about what makes you happy, what’s the most important?
  2. Meal Plan
  3. Read words of wisdom
  4. Practice self-care, make time for you.
  5. Have time away, even if it’s just for a night or day trip.
  6. Watch a movie or two
  7. Read books
  8. Listen to music
  9. Create a list and cross things off
  10. Work out your priorities
  11. Set your days and weeks into tasks
  12. Remove clutter
  13. Remove the things that cause stress
  14. Have coffee with a friend and talk it out
  15. Call your mum and talk it out
  16. Ask for help
  17. Forget about cooking for one night and order takeaway
  18. Don’t worry about the cleaning; a messy house won’t hurt anyone.
  19. Hire a cleaner if you can afford it
  20. Have a pyjama day
  21. Learn to say no
  22. Don’t overbook yourself, clear your calendar
  23. Outsource, particularly if you work for yourself.
  24. Start a blog or journal and write about your feelings
  25. Go for a walk, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery.
  26. Get a massage
  27. Have a facial
  28. Turn off technology
  29. Take a break from social media
  30. Practice mindfulness/meditate

What do you find helps you beat overwhelm?

30 proven ways to beat energy sucking overwhelm

Eva Lewis