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10 Ways to Keep from Feeling Overwhelmed

  • Cindi McMenamin Author
10 Ways to Keep from Feeling Overwhelmed

I know how you feel.

Life seems to be going in a million different directions. There are so many things for you to do in so little time. Kids are pulling at you as your job is pushing you. Responsibilities abound. And there’s only one of you.

While writing my book, Drama Free, I became aware of how easily overwhelmed we can be if we push ourselves to exhaustion. Requests can feel like demands, previous commitments can feel like pressure-filled obligations, and someone’s ill-timed words can set off fireworks in our emotions and actions.

To the contrary, when we take proper care of ourselves and make sure we are taking an “intermission,” we can avoid making a scene and being labeled a drama queen when unexpected events hit us or someone says something that rubs us the wrong way.

Here are 10 ways to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed so you can experience peace and serenity, instead of panic and stress:

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