3 Ways to Deal with Overwhelm


There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and in your life, and chances are you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. (We get it.) 

No one’s immune to overwhelm, but today, we want to remind you of a few things you can do to help you through it. 

  1. Know it’s OK to be upset. 

By being in this community, chances are you’re a kind, caring person always striving to be the best version of yourself.

As we’re working on ourselves and on this journey toward more joy, self-love, and ease, we often think we have to be Zen 24/7, but guess what? It’s perfectly OK to be upset.

We’re all human beings experiencing very human reactions. So allow yourself to experience all the feelings and own your emotions. It’s OK to be upset, but then, you’ll want to do what you can to feel better. 

2.  Do something positive

When you’re feeling like there’s just too much going on in the news, it’s easy to keep reading, scrolling (or “doom scrolling” as some call it), watching, and worrying. But instead of consuming, start creating something positive and productive that you want to see in the world. 

Ask yourself, “What can I do to make a positive difference?” And go do that!

3. Be Kind to Your Mind  

Manage anxiety and fear by reaching for thoughts that make you feel even a tiny bit better. Limit bad news and unnecessary drama and increase meditation, time in nature, and taking deep breaths. 

By simply placing your right hand over your heart and left hand on your stomach and taking three super deep breaths in and out you’ll feel so much lighter. 

Life can be a lot sometimes and while you’re amazing and can handle a hundred million things — remember you don’t have to do it all yourself. Drop your Wonder Woman cape when you’re feeling overwhelmed and ask for help. Call on friends and family. Practice prayer or send your requests to the universe.

Do what you can to lighten your “to-do” list so you can give a little more to your heart and soul. 

With love,
Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

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Quote du jour

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay


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