It’s a lot more normal than we think and happens to a larger number of people than we choose to believe. A little anxiety every now and then is absolutely alright. No harm caused! But it’s when anxiety starts to get the better of us; when we start to feel overwhelmed by it, that’s when the problem starts – little wonder that it is called the anxiety symptom.
Feeling overwhelmed frequently, causes great damage to our health – both physical and mental. That’s because, under periods of high stress, the brain reduces the energy it spends on other body functions such as breathing and digestion to ‘deal’ with the problem. Also, under high anxiety, our body produces hormones that make us think differently; which sadly is usually to get us to focus more on why we are anxious, which in turn makes us a lot more anxious leading to feeling overwhelmed.
You could try the following certain techniques to help yourself when feeling overwhelmed.