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Hello all you rockers and rollers of words, welcome back to my blog. Today I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed both mentally and physically and I felt the urge to write. As we move through life, we encounter all sorts of stressors and challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, unbalanced and unfocused. For me, this past week has been particularly trying. I experienced the traumatic event of a character’s death on one of my favorite shows – a fictional event, but one that had a profound impact on me. On top of that, I found myself struggling to make progress on the chaotic task of organizing my website and YouTube channel into revenue streams. Whether it’s due to personal struggles, external pressures, or a combination of both, it can be difficult to know where to turn or how to cope. In today’s post, I want to share some of my own experiences with feeling overwhelmed, and offer some strategies that have helped me manage and overcome these feelings. Whether you’re dealing with stress at work, relationship issues, or just the everyday chaos of life, I hope that these tips will provide some comfort and guidance.
MONDAY & TUESDAY
My week began with trying to strategize and organize things that I feel needs my attention, for example my website, my Youtube channel, my finances etc. I ended up spending Monday and Tuesday trying to find a sense of balance in my life. I felt like I was juggling too many things, and I couldn’t keep all of my responsibilities organized in my head. It’s challenging to find a sense of centeredness when so much around us feels so chaotic and out of control. I often wonder how I got here? Stress and overwhelm can quickly take over our lives, leaving us feeling frazzled and unfocused. It’s important to take a step back from time to time and give ourselves a mental break – to indulge in the things we love and find comfort in. For me, that often means turning to pop-culture, whether it’s rewatching my favorite movies, listening to my favorite artists or tuning in to my favorite streaming shows. This is a big stress reliever.
It was just another Wednesday, and I found myself up at midnight watching the season two finale one of my favorite shows. I wasn’t prepared for what happened next – one of my favorite fictional characters died. It was written in such a way that it was horrifying, tragic, and traumatizing. It’s a strange thing, to feel such strong emotions over something that’s not even real, but it just goes to show how powerfully pop-culture can impact our thoughts and emotions. In moments like these, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. But taking a mental break, even for just a short period of time, can be incredibly helpful in relieving stress and refocusing our minds. Sometimes, we need to indulge in the things we love and enjoy, even if they are just a temporary escape from reality.
REMAINDER OF WEEK
Still reeling from the traumatic event of character death and grappling with the chaos of organizing my website and Youtube channel trying to turn them into revenue streams, I felt like it’s too much for me to handle all at once. Because of this I had to start at the beginning. The remainder of the week was spent reworking a schedule and checklist for a more cohesive workflow. I began to break down all the tasks I needed to accomplish into smaller and more manageable components. Then I prioritize these tasks by importance. Taking this into consideration, I then prioritized my weekly needs for my website, Youtube channel and finances. I made sure to allow for breaks and downtime, so that I wouldn’t feel overwhelmed or burned out. And I used tools like calendars and to-do lists to keep myself on track and accountable. It wasn’t easy – creating a new system and sticking to it takes effort and discipline. But over the past few days, I can already feel the difference. I feel more in control of my schedule and my workload, and I’m making steady progress towards my goals. I no longer feel overwhelmed and scattered – instead, I feel focused and productive.
If you’re struggling to find balance and focus in your own life, I encourage you to take a step back and re-evaluate your workflow. Break things down into small, manageable tasks, and prioritize them carefully. Use all the tools at your disposal to keep yourself on track, and don’t forget to allow for breaks and downtime. With some patience and discipline, you too can create a more cohesive workflow that will help you achieve your goals and feel more in control of your life.
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