5 Signs that you’re overwhelmed

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Are you overwhelmed? The stress of your job, conflicts at work, emotional distress at home and money problems, among other things, can cause one to be overwhelmed. The most important thing you can do when the feeling of stress starts to overtake you is know the warning signs and triggers of this emotion. When you become overwhelmed, everything in your life begins to suffer, including your relationships with others.

Here are four signs that you are overwhelmed:

  1. You are very emotional.
  2. You are unable to focus on one thing.
  3. You are unable to sleep.
  4. Your relationships with coworkers and clients are suffering.

You are very emotional.

Do you find yourself snapping at coworkers or feeling powerless over your current workload? When you are stressed, the slightest change in your day can seem overwhelming. Your emotions are running on high, and you can’t seem to find the time to breathe. Now, is the time to pause and meditate in the current moment, or talk to your boss about taking a personal day.

You are unable to focus on one thing.

Is your work piling up? Are you unable to focus on the day ahead? If this sounds like you, you may be overwhelmed. No matter the trigger, the stress of life can take your focus away from the task at hand and make the smallest thing seem like a giant thorn. It may be a good idea to write down a to-do list before you start your day, so you are able to focus and check off your tasks as they are completed.

You are unable to sleep.

Are you tossing and turning every night, unable to fall asleep? If you can’t seem to escape work or the conflict that is going on in your life, you may be overwhelmed. To help ease your mind before bed, unplug all your devices and read, meditate or prepare for the next day, at least one hour before you lay down to sleep.

Your relationships with coworkers and clients are suffering.

Do your coworkers keep asking if something is wrong? If so, you may be more overwhelmed than you originally thought. Don’t be ashamed to let your coworkers know what is going on in your life or that you are overwhelmed with a current project, so they can be more understanding. When you let your coworkers into your life, you are able to foster and grow these relationships.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself. If you need someone to talk to, reach out to your coworkers and let them know you could use their help during this difficult time.

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