You finally opened your own business. The stress is sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Each day is different and you feel pulled in many different directions. Your product has yet to be completed. Your employees are anxious. So far, money is ok, but it can go bleak in a heartbeat or two.
You have had full days at work with pressure from the cohorts. Your family pulling you in different directions; your friends want you to play and have fun. There is only one of you!
You doing too much and feeling overwhelmed. When will this feeling end?
Overwhelm is a bad state to be in because you are almost powerless. The power that remains is best going to simple solutions.
First of all, stop what you are doing, right now.
Take a breath or four or five very deep breaths.
If you can, delegate items on your to-do list.
Drink lots of water. You are stressed out and water is the great healer here.
If you can, go outside. Go for a walk, go to the movies, go to the park, just go!
Other things you could do-
Go to the movies.
Go to bed – naps can work wonders for your mind and body.
Read a book – distract yourself from your business, family and friends’ woes.
If there is someone you trust that you can talk to, do so to pop the energy around the overwhelm bubble.
As you come back to earth, make a list of all you have accomplished to date.
Self-inventories can be supportive because most people who wind up in overwhelm can be overachievers and never think that they have done enough.
You have done enough for today.