What causes overwhelm?
There are many causes, and they can happen to anyone of us at any time. It can be one single trigger or an accumulation of events that build over time to leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Issues in relationships, financial insecurities, career, and work, buying a house, getting married, sleep deprivation, having a baby, combining managing a household, being a parent and having a job!
Feeling the overwhelm of life due to the pace of modern living is major factor. We are a society that is always on the go. Workplace culture demands more and more of us and our time, it never stops. Almost 60% of the Spanish workforce experience stress due to the demands put on them in the workplace
From the moment we wake until we go to sleep, we are engaged with some form of technology. You only must go on public transport to see people are lost in their phones, how disconnected we all are from our surroundings and from each other. Our social interrelations come more from our mobile devices than any face-to-face contact.
Whilst I try to keep up with world events to feel connected, I found even switching on the news for 5 minutes, I’d start to feel a sense of overwhelm. It doesn’t mean I’ve shied away but I’ve learnt not to absorb or lose myself in the ‘news.’
Setting my own personal boundaries in how much time I spend each day on my devises has helped me significantly to manage my wellbeing and the feeling of overwhelm.