Dealing with Overwhelm



I’m sure you’re familiar with those moments in life when everything seems to happen at once. You may have deadlines coming up, the computer breaks, a kid is sick, and then the dishwasher leaks water.

That’s quite often the time when it gets really, really hard to make decisions because the brain turns into a thing of jittering chaos and fear. And the only thing you want to do is to run away and leave it all far behind you.

This state has a name: Overwhelm.

It’s an ancient protection mechanism that served to take us out of dangerous situations and send us running, back in those times when running away could actually be a good choice.

The problem is that in our society, running away will cause even more problems.

So the challenge is to bring the mind and emotions back from that flight mode and engage again in constructive, solution-oriented thinking.

We usually have no mechanism to do that. It’s not something one learns in school, after all.

This is where EFT comes in very, very handy.

And it’s going to be a little different from our usual EFT round, because speaking those sentences and going for deep feelings just isn’t possible if you’re in a state of overwhelm and panic.

So here’s what you do:

Just tap the points.

Don’t say a word, don’t do the set-up statement with the “Even though…”, just go through five or six round just tapping those points and breathing.

Maybe you even have to do it for five minutes. That’s okay.

We’re dealing with a hard-wired impulse from the most ancient parts of our brain. It can take a bit of time to calm that down. After all, your body has to start breaking down that adrenalin coursing in your blood.

And once you feel like yourself again, you can go for full-on tapping to restore your solution thinking.

Even though it’s just too much, I’m okay the way I am, and I now choose to focus on solutions.

Even though I’m so overwhelmed with everything that’s going on, I’m okay the way I am, and I now choose to give myself permission to take it slowly and find solutions.

Even though all of this has put me in a frenzy and panic, I’m okay the way I am, and I’m now ready to think in solutions and ask for help.

Your Turn:
What helps you shift into solution thinking?
How hard is it for you to ask for help?
What is your best solution tactic?
Write a comment and share the good stuff!

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PS: I can help you shift out of this overwhelm if it has become a constant pattern. Instead of feeling like running away, we can install new thought patterns that support you and help you create a solution mindset.

EFT is the fastest way I know to shift limiting beliefs, old thought habits and other kinds of blocks. If you want help with that, click HERE and send me an email. Together, we’ll figure out how I can support you best.

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I'm a writer and coach. I love helping writers be more creative, more productive and more profitable. With EFT, life gets easier. Blocks can fall away. Limiting beliefs just shift. You can build your dream life. Let me help you do this.
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2 Responses to Dealing with Overwhelm

  1. Minnesota Red says:

    I just want you to know how much I enjoy your posts and also to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend. Your touching post was so right in saying to feel the feelings, move through them, and to let people know you love them now, while they are before our eyes. It is the only way to healing. Thank you so very much~

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