3 Warning Signs To Look For When Feeling Overwhelmed

    Feeling Overwhelmed?

    As a woman that wears many hats, I can be the first to tell you that I get quite overwhelmed with almost everything. Especially if it is something that I can't control. People can tell us that we need to take a break or relax until their face turns blue, but of course we don't listen lol. That is until our body tells us right? I know when I'm starting to get overwhelmed because my heart starts racing, I get a headache, and EVERYTHING irritates me it can also be anxiety lol. There are plenty of signs to look for when you start feeling overwhelmed, but I included the top 3 that I believe to be no brainers.

    1) You Start Feeling Stressed Out

    Some of us have husbands, kids, work outside the home, have our own business, take care of our family and the list goes on... all of those things can cause some serious stress. If you are constantly finding yourself overthinking things and getting upset when things don't go as planned, it's time to step back for a little. It could be for an hour or two or hell, take the rest of the day off. Your mental state ALWAYS comes first. 

    2) Exhaustion and Lack of Energy

    You are doing so much and caffeine does wear off. What now? You should not let yourself get to this point because low energy and exhaustion is serious. Being exhausted is like sleeping for 8 hours, waking up and still feeling tired like you never slept. If you ever get to that point, I suggest taking time off from work for maybe 2 days and just take a mental break from it all. If you have kids, ask someone to watch them for 2 days. If you have a spouse, ask them to take care of home for 2 days while you rejuvenate your MENTAL STATE.  If you don't, you can get sick, which leads me to the 3rd warning sign.

    3) You Can Get Sick

    This is very important, because being overwhelmed, depressed, having anxiety, etc can cause your body to shut down and open up to sicknesses. Such as a cold, fever, body aches etc Your body will have a hard time fighting it because it already crashed and now, you are too weak to even take care of yourself and all of this could've been avoided if you took a break once you felt overwhelmed.

    The bottom line is take breaks when needed. Who cares if your employer, teacher or whoever gets upset. In order for you to pour unto others, you need to pour into yourself first. What are some warning signs that you need to take a break?