Five Things to Remember When Life Feels Overwhelming

Life can be overwhelming at times. Whether it’s work-related stress, relationship issues, financial struggles, or health problems, we all face challenges that can make us feel like we have too many responsibilities and expectations to handle. 

Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, we may want to give up and do something easier — but that’s not a recipe for success. When you feel overwhelmed, it’s important to take a step back and remember there are ways to regain your balance and find your footing again. Remember that you can do it!

Here are five things you can do to get back in control when you feel overwhelmed:

  1. Getting organized reduces stress: When you’re feeling overwhelmed, making a to-do list of everything that needs to be done can be helpful. This will help you prioritize your tasks and give you a sense of accomplishment as you cross things off the list.
  2. It’s easier to get big things done when you break tasks into smaller steps: When a task feels overwhelming, break it down into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make it feel more achievable and less daunting. Focus on completing one step at a time until the task is complete.
  3. Deep breathing can make you feel calmer: Deep breathing can help calm your mind and reduce stress. Take a few deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth, focusing on the sensation of the air moving in and out of your body. 
  4. Taking a break is worth it: Sometimes, the best thing you can do is take a step back and give yourself a break. Take a walk outside, read a book, or do something else you enjoy to reset your mind before tackling more things.
  5. Taking care of yourself will help you in the long run: It’s essential to take care of yourself, even when life feels overwhelming. Eating nutritious meals, getting some exercise, and getting enough sleep will help you be more prepared to tackle your challenges.


  1. What do you do to stay strong when you start to feel overwhelmed? 
  2. Have you ever done something you regretted when you felt overwhelmed? How would you handle that situation differently now? 
  3. What is one thing you plan to do next time you feel overwhelmed?