When you are in overwhelm, stop. Please. Stop.
It makes no sense to keep pushing when we are feeling swamped. Though it seems like exactly the right thing to do, striving to accomplish more just adds fuel to the fire. No amount of action can get us out of overwhelm.
So stop. Pause. Take three deep, belly breaths. Feel good, raise your buzz. From this vantage, make a plan and act as inspired. The overwhelm will fade away.
So much easier.
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