“A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.”-Lysa Terkeurst
Oftentimes, for those that are newly divorced, there are a great deal of changes going on, which can cause extreme overwhelm. When we become overwhelmed, we often just stop and do nothing, which leaves many incomplete tasks.
I remember as I was going through my second divorce, there was a great feeling of overwhelm as I tried to work full time and continue to homeschool both of my children with all of the other new life responsibilities. I was trying to do it all. I had to learn to let some things go, and seek help and support where needed.
This week, take time to focus on letting go of things that may be overwhelming you, and ask for help and support in other areas where it is needed.
Here are a few tips to manage overwhelm:
1. Know the season of life you are in. Gage your season based on the number of activities, social events, personal projects, travel and children’s activities per quarter.
Is it an intensely busy-season?
Know how each quarter will play out.
2. Gain a strategy and plan for a busy season.. to guard from burnout. Don’t have unrealistic expectations. During busy seasons do not take on any new activities.
3. Be focused. Keep your goals in front of you such as your prayer time, workout schedule, meal plans, and self care.
You must stay aware of what’s happening in your life.
Practice managing overwhelm and take great care of yourself. Let me know if these tips help. I’d love to hear from you.
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