Dealing with Holiday Overwhelm

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School Holiday breaks always seem like a demanding time of year. There are kids to keep entertained, the house to prepare for visitors or travel to be with family and so on.

There are so many things that you must focus on. With this, all comes the feeling of overwhelm, exhaustion and the inevitable change in your mood.

The key thing to understand at these times is that we are the most powerful when we focus on the least number of things simultaneously.

We are most powerful and most productive when we focus on a single task. When we focus on multiple things in a short space of time, we spread our power and risk the feeling of overwhelm and powerlessness.

At various times in our lives, the necessity to focus on multiple things is unavoidable.

Read this article for more tips to reduce overwhelm while increasing the amount you get done.

However, to reduce the overwhelm we need to make sure that we don’t lose focus on ourselves. It is so easy at this time of year to focus on the needs of others, wanting to please everyone else and to for everyone else to have a good time.

Unfortunately, when the last piece of energy drains out of us because we haven’t focused on ourselves, we eventually run dry, and that is when the real overwhelm and tiredness sets it.

If you want to survive School Holiday breaks (especially Christmas and New Year), remember that while focusing on others may be necessary and even beneficial, take the time to also focus on yourself and what you need.

Startpoint Counsellors are experts in dealing with feeling overwhelmed and increasing happiness in life. Call us for a free 15-minute session with one of our counsellors to discuss how we can help you to change your situation. 07 3458 1725

You’ll be amazed how counselling can help you deal with feeling overwhelmed

You will find that talking with StartPoint Counselling Beenleigh is your starting point for better mental wellbeing and life coaching.

StartPoint Counselling Practice is conveniently located in Beenleigh close to Logan, Mt Warren Park, Stapylton, Homeview, Waterford, Loganholme and Yatala areas. However we also offer phone consultations for your convenience, see more about Booking Appointments here.

We offer a 15-minute complimentary phone session with one of our experienced counsellors to discuss how we can help you to manage the feeling of being overwhelmed and can increase the happiness in your life.