It is a state of being beset by intense emotion that is difficult to manage. You might feel overcome or overpowered globally, or in specific areas of your life, while in other areas you feel BRILLIANT.
Emotional overwhelm may be caused by stress, loss, traumatic life experiences, relationship issues, your job, kids and much more. If you feel emotionally overwhelmed for an extended period of time, you may benefit from Emotional Health Life Coaching.
If you’re overwhelmed, chances are you have experienced one or more of the following:
Feelings of shame, that there is something wrong with you.
Feelings of lack, that you don't have what you need.
Feelings of isolation, that you are alone.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, it may be difficult for you to pinpoint exactly why. Often there are many stressors contributing to emotional overwhelm rather than one particular event. Your emotions may bleed into seemingly unrelated parts of your life, and yet, in some areas of your life you may feel BRILLIANT and CAPABLE. Other people may think you are completely in control and be amazed by how strong you are even though inside you are feeling overwhelmed.
Emotional overwhelm can make it difficult to take care of yourself. You may forget meals, skip rest breaks, or struggle to fall asleep. These behaviors can in turn lower your ability to think rationally, making it even harder to cope with overwhelm.
If left unchecked, this cycle can lead to physical health problems. You may experience unexplained pain or develop persistent fatigue. As negative emotions increase, your body's ability to fight off infection may decrease.
Emotional overwhelm may also impact your social life. You may find yourself lashing out at others or avoiding conversation. These behaviors may strain your relationships with loved ones or professional colleagues.
You may not be aware of the response and the health effects of feeling overwhelmed, but every cell in your body is going to respond to the threat. Overwhelm is seen by the brain as a threat to one’s ability to survive!
Every cell in your body responds to the call from the brain to go into survival mode! You may not be aware of the underlying overwhelm, because you’ve lived with it for so long. In turn, you aren’t aware of the slow changes to your health that are happening, until you’re deep into anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, or other chronic medical conditions.
Emotional symptoms include:
Physical symptoms include:
Cognitive symptoms include:
Behavioral symptoms include:
Feeling overwhelmed every now and then is not something to be concerned about and it is part of being human. Ongoing, chronic overwhelm, however, can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including:
One of the most effective tools may be Relationship, Emotional Health or Life Coaching.
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