It’s the end of Stress Awareness Month in April and we’re heading into Mental Health Month for May. Two perfect segues into my topic: overwhelm. Let's discuss.
What is Overwhelm?
The basic definition is: to be too much to deal with.
More importantly though, how do we experience overwhelm?
For me, overwhelm feels like an ascending tornado of energy that starts at your feet and consumes your whole body, with building force as it makes its way up to your head.
Here are some of the symptoms of overwhelm that I’ve noticed in myself and the experiences that others have described:
What is on the other side of Overwhelm?
How to get to the other side of Overwhelm
Draw a power quest map.
Take out a piece of paper and draw a circle in the middle. Write the text "I am here" in the circle.
Describe what “here” is with lines that extend from the circle. Examples are, “tired, frustrated, 2 weeks behind on my work”
Then draw another circle called power.
Describe power with lines that extend from this circle. Examples are, “relaxed, alive, in the flow”
Now draw connecting lines from the “I am here” circle to the power circle.
Make these lines represent quests. For example,
Refer back to your drawing for inspiration and a literal map to turn your overwhelm into power!
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