5 Things to Remember When Overwhelmed

5 Things to Remember When Overwhelmed

The holiday season is certainly a wonderful time of the year filled with family and parties and fun. However, with the fun comes a certain amount of stress and planning. Today I’m here to share 5 things to remember when you’re feeling overwhelmed. I hope it helps you during this fun and busy time of year!

5 Things to Remember When You’re Overwhelmed:

  • It’s Okay to Say No: Don’t be afraid to say no when your plate is full. Only you know the full picture of your commitments and your schedule. 
  • Don’t Apologize For Self-Care: Take time for yourself even if it’s only a few minutes. Time to unwind alone is key to being able to enjoy the busy moments. 
  • Enjoy the Moments & Don’t Stress over the Small Stuff: Soak in the memories and the fun. Worry less about the what if’s and details and soak in the moments of joy. Every day is a gift and we can’t get it back. Don’t sweat the small stuff!
  • You Can’t Please Everyone: Don’t make yourself crazy trying to please everyone. There’s always going to be someone unhappy with your choices. Only you can decide what’s best for you and your family. 
  • Be Kind. Everyone’s Going Through Something: Show kindness to others. Everyone is going through something whether big or small. Your smile and kindness might help someone more than you can ever know. Spread the joy and love!

How can you feel less overwhelmed this holiday season? What can you let go of?

Tell me in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “5 Things to Remember When Overwhelmed

  1. Love this and all your points are so true. I do try to remind myself that it could always be worse. I definitely need to working on the saying no point. It definitely gets hard this time of year, but I do realize how important it is to not take on too much.

  2. Heather, you always have such wise advice. Knowing that I don’t need to please everyone and only to truly want to please God and love people because I love God is so much more freeing than trying to please everybody. And saying ‘No’ in a kind way is something that I’m still learning; it’s such a process.

    I tend to be a huge people pleaser, so this was a really good reminder.

  3. Great reminders. “You can’t please everyone” is a big one for me. Especially when traveling home and being around my entire family, I feel a lot of pressure and guilt to see this and that friend but also do all the things with my mom and family and… yeah, it just causes a lot of stress to try to do what everyone wants or is asking of you. Remembering that people love you regardless of your actions or what you may not be able to get around to is a big help for me.

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