Everybody gets a little overwhelmed sometimes, I know I definitely do. Here are just a few steps that help me cope with being stressed out/overwhelmed and I hope they help you as well.
Working out is the perfect example of something that will take your mind off of whatever is overwhelming you, it will make you feel good in the end, and it will make you sweat out all the bad toxins that are stressing you out.
It is the perfect go-to option to get your mind off of things just for a little bit and at the end, you will definitely be feeling better at least for a little bit.
2. Don't binge eat
When you are stressed out and a lot is going on, you may want to immediately just eat food, and not a normal amount but a lot, and all the time. Don't stress eat. It is extremely unhealthy to binge eat just because you are overwhelmed with things and it will only create bad habits and unnecessary patterns for the future.
3. Comfort yourself with friends and family
When you are overwhelmed and all you want to do is crawl up in a ball, under your sheets, and cry, that is okay but being with the people who love you will make you feel a lot better.
Your friends and family love you no matter what and always want to be there for you so, when you are in a time of need and you need to be comforted, don't be afraid to use them and don't be scared to be comforted by these people who thrive on trying to make you happy especially in these times.
4. Listen to music that makes you happy
If you aren't really into music, that's okay because this post still relates to you. In times of being stressed out or overwhelmed with a ton of things at once, music will always be there to calm you down, even if you aren't a huge fan.
If you don't know anything about music, you can one hundred find a calming playlist that may make you smile and if you love music then take a minute to just listen to the specific songs that you know make you happy and just think about how everything is going to be okay and don't stop listening until you are completely relaxed, least for just a little while, and you have a smile on your face.
5. Breath, everything will be okay.
Taking a step back and remembering that whatever is going, you will get through it is the most important part of this process. No matter how overwhelmed you are or how stressed out you are, it will always get better and there is always a way out.
It is so important to remember that. Some things that I like to do which help me when I'm overwhelmed take a yoga class or a meditation class. I also like to write out everything that makes me happy on one long list and when I am overwhelmed I just take a peek at the list and remind myself that everything is going to be okay because I still have these things.
I also journal about my life because that is a total relaxant and there are several other strategies that may completely work for you but don't work for me or vice versa. Not every strategy is for everyone but you just need to find the right fit for you that will allow you to take a step back, breath and tell yourself that everything will be okay.