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Life can be incredibly demanding. It’s easy to become so burdened that you think you’ll never be able to get ahead. Such a fast-paced world can truly make it difficult to find satisfaction and happiness. When you’re feeling at the end of your rope, you’re not likely to have the energy you need to push forward or to think positively. During these times, when we’re drained, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Stress and overwhelm make it hard to move from complaining into contentment. There are ways you can still keep pushing ahead, though. You can still be optimistic and hopeful. I’ll show you how in today’s blog post.

Overwhelm Leads to Inaction

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s tempting to just shut down. Your body and mind’s natural reaction is to actually to settle into a pattern of inaction. It can feel like it makes more sense to do nothing at all when you’re so overburdened with duties and deadlines that you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, anyway. This is a dangerous place to be. It sets you up for negative issues such as depression, anxiety and despair. You’ll feel defeated. Contentment is a long journey from this place. That’s why it’s important to get a hold on your overwhelm before it can take over. 

Identify the Source

In order to beat the stress and overwhelm you’re under, it’s important to identify the source or sources so that you can devise a strategic plan. The pressures you’re dealing with could be coming from various places in your life, but it’s still a wise idea to narrow them down to the primary aspects so that you can deal with things in the most efficient manner possible. Identifying your triggers and making a plan of action to deal with them will help you to feel empowered. This motivation can carry you toward making progress, rather than simply allowing yourself to be pulled back down into survival mode or inaction. 

How to Beat Stress

Getting a handle on your stress can help a great deal when it comes to taking charge of your complaining, as well. When you feel less overwhelmed, it’s easier to be proactive and mindful in your decision-making. You’ll be better able to choose a different path beyond mindlessly venting your frustrations. There are lots of ways to work on taming the stress and overwhelm in your life. I’ll share with you just a few of my favorites here. First of all, it’s important to take care of your body. When you’re feeling physically healthy, you’re better prepared to manage the mental aspects of life. So take care to eat well, get plenty of rest, move your body and stay hydrated. It’s also essential to determine your priorities. Not everything can be accomplished, as there are only so many hours in a day. Give yourself permission to let some obligations go and focus on the ones that matter most to you. It’s also incredibly beneficial to learn to delegate tasks to others and to ask for help, along with avoiding people who are toxic influences. Choosing your tribe wisely can have a tremendously positive effect on your stress levels. 

These are my top suggestions for take control of the stress in your life so that you can approach problems strategically, rather than just complaining all the time. You’ll feel so much better when you combine stress management with effective problem-solving. Give it a try. 

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