Chris Newcomb, M.Div.
Ever feel overwhelmed? Sometimes people think being overwhelmed is akin to laying on the desert floor of Death Valley crawling towards a puddle of water on a nearby deserted highway. While that is a pretty bleak picture and would leave anyone overwhelmed, most of us get overwhelmed over much less difficult circumstances. A busy day at the office can stress you out. A sick family member can feel totally overwhelming at times. The point is this, if you are human, you will feel overwhelmed at some point in your life.
The question is: what to do when I feel overwhelmed? I'm glad you asked. Why not take some time this weekend to decompress from your life? And, as you decompress, take a good look at what is working right in your life and what is not working right. Then, take a look at this list below and see if one of the mantras can be applied to any of the issues you found that are not currently working right for you. If for some reason it doesn't seem to fit right now, I guarantee there will come a time in the future when one of these statements will help you feel more grounded and less overwhelmed!