Feeling overwhelmed


I've lost count of how many times I've felt stressed and overwhelmed. Whether that be with personal 
issues, work, society, relationships or sometimes nothing at all. Although everyone knows it's normal 
and we all can feel this way, I don't find many people talking about it. Often people confuse feeling 
overwhelmed and being anxious, however they are completely different. 

Being overwhelmed is the feeling of a significant amount of pressure and weight on you. Anxiety is 
being worrisome, nervous and on edge. Everyone will feel anxious throughout some point of their 
life, however it becomes anxiety when it starts to rule your days, months and eventually your life.

I can feel overwhelmed about tiny things from not doing something to the time stamp that I gave 
myself, to work shifts. At the time you can get so in over your head and wrapped up in the moment, 
causing you to get more overwhelmed and begin what I call a snowball affect.

I've started to find small things that make me feel more calm and bring me back to reality. I've really 
started to enjoy reading more (check out my top 3 books of 2019 so far here), and treating myself 
to an intense and thorough pamper night (check out my blog post on this here). It's important to do 
things that you enjoy and find relaxing, that also don't take a lot of thought. 

We often find ourselves so consumed with our thoughts that we forget about whats happening around
us. Surrounding yourself with family and friends that mean a lot to you, can help you feel more 
grounded. Try having quiet and relaxed days in the house, where you have no plans.

Remember, it won't last.

xoxo
Lea-Mai

14 comments

  1. i love this - I find it can definitely help if you take a step back from life and just treat yourself to a good ol' pamper evening

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    1. Definitely! Even just taking a hot bubble bath can help x

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    2. I relate to this so hard! I've been feeling very overwhelmed lately, I've found it helps to take a time out and disconnect from the online world (which seems to be the source of my anxieties right now!)

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    3. Makes such a big difference, doesn't it! x

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  2. Love this post! Sometimes you just need a little bit of fresh air to refresh your mind x

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  3. I know exactly how you feel. The past few years since I've had the boys have gone so fast and sometimes small things get bigger in my mind at times and become almost overwhelming and I find the best way to deal with it is a pamper or me time every now and then x

    Lauren | www.bylaurenmay.com

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    1. Pampering myself or reading is the best for me! Total relaxation x

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  4. I feel like this so often and find taking time out is the best thing to do, whether it be just chilling in front of some netflix or taking Ru out for a walk, sometimes you just need some calm! x

    Gemma Louise

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    1. Exactly! Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest difference x

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  5. I really could have done with reading this post a few weeks ago during exams, I felt oh so overwhelmed! Pamper nights defo helped me get through it all!

    Becca x / becc4

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    1. Me too! I wish I could go back and talk to myself x

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  6. I love this post! I'm feeling this way at the moment, I'm struggling so much.
    I need to schedule in a pamper night I think x

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