What to do when you feel overwhelmed: You can always reach out for support!
Do you need to take a “time out” to make sense of what’s really happening in your life?
Are you incredibly busy or feeling intensely stressed?
Are things just feeling a bit out of control?
Perhaps you hurt inside or need to put things on hold for a while. Or maybe you just need a warm hug.
This happens a lot during graduate school, but you need not be a graduate student to feel overwhelmed. There are times when you can feel totally alone, like there is no one in your life who really understands what you are going through–or seems to care.
Trust me, I’ve been there. Life can be totally overwhelming at times. It’s okay to admit it.
It is also okay to close your eyes and rest, meditate, be at peace. Listen to your favorite music, take a walk in the evening. Listen to the sound of your breathing or your heartbeat. Reach out to your closest friend, partner, spouse or family member and say “I need you.“ Take an oath of loving kindness for yourself.