Emotions

Thoughts on Being Overwhelmed

In today’s society, it seems that many of us feel overwhelmed at some point in life. This can be from work, school, moving, and many other things. Over time, if we are always living in this state, it could potentially lead to chronic stress and or major health issues. The question now is how do we live with it if we are unable to escape the stress of everyday life. More importantly, what are some things we can do as humans to help alleviate the stress and not being so overwhelmed?

One quote that sticks with me is from Timber Hawkeye, “you can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass”. With so much happening in our lives, it is vital that we find time for ourselves and know that we are not alone. Find a way to relax and de-stress. Look for an activity you enjoy doing or try discovering a new one that you’ve been wanting to do.

What helps me get through the tough times of being overwhelmed are things like exercising, talking with someone, cleaning, napping, and deep breathing. It is our jobs to find a couple of things that will help cope being overwhelmed. If things don’t get better, it is important to reach out to someone and ask for help. Through the thick of it all, know that you have a purpose in life. Keep that in mind to help you keep moving forward in life.

Lastly, make sure to surround yourself with successful people in your life and career. These people will always be there for you through the good times and bad times. Also, know that there are some days that are better than others. If you are having a bad day, leave that all behind. The trick is to find a way to reset quickly so you can have time to get back to a place of some control. If we can keep these points and steps in mind, life can be happier and less stressful.


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Patient Support Voice

Sometimes, those who take care of others are the ones who need help.

Hey everyone, today I want to touch on some of my own struggles being in the supporter role. It has been very important for me to establish my own layers of support to make sure that I am being mindful of my own needs.

I have found it difficult at times to always be as encouraging as I probably should be, and something I have noticed about these times is I seem to not have enough spoons available to take care of someone else’s emotional needs as well as my own. When I refer to spoons, I am referencing spoon theory, which is a way to measure how much available energy you have to devote to different tasks throughout the day. Understanding and planning where and when to use your spoons is a way to be considerate of your own capabilities.

Understanding my own needs is imperative for the ability to actually be supportive of another. If I am unable to take care of myself, how am I supposed to take care of someone else? In regard to this, I have worked to establish my own outlets for when I feel overwhelmed or stressed in order to still take on what may be my most important role. Find a couple friends, a relative, maybe even someone at work that is available to have a chat with here and there. Unload some of the burdens so they don’t overwhelm you. Finding a stable support system for myself has enabled me to give more to those that need me.

I cannot stress (pun intended) the importance of self-care enough. I have had times where I thought I could do it all, manage every aspect of my own life and someone else’s only to crash and burn. In the long run that doesn’t help anyone! Another point that I want to make about finding your own support system is that in becoming your supporter, that person is also supporting and contributing to the positive outcomes of who you are supporting, so for me, every person that supports me is also supporting Jing in her recovery process.

The larger our support networks grow, as does the opportunity for advocacy. I will continue to reach out to others because it is what those impacted by TBI need. I hope that all of those who read this will do the same.


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Please do not hesitate to reach out to the MindReset community.

The MindReset is a community of individuals who seek to inspire a social movement geared toward creating a more Supportive, Inclusive, Compassionate, and Kind society where anyone and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theMindReset/
  • Instagram: @The_MindReset
  • Twitter: themindreset
  • #TheMindReset #TMR #SICK
  • e-mail: themindreset@gmail.com