33. Tips for overcoming stress and overwhelm these holidays

Actually, You Can

15-11-2023 • 16 min

The holiday season is commonly portrayed as a time of joy and celebration, yet for many, it can also be a source of stress and overwhelm. In this solo episode, I offer practical tips to navigate and overcome stress during the holidays. I delve into the importance of distinguishing between genuine overwhelm from significant life events and lifestyle overwhelm resulting from the choices we make. In addition, I explain the role of understanding what truly matters to you as a means to reduce stress and overwhelm. Following the process outlined in this episode guarantees a more enjoyable and fulfilling holiday season.

Key Takeaways:
Overwhelm can be categorized as legitimate overwhelm (due to significant life events) or lifestyle overwhelm (self-imposed).
Understand what is important to you and align your actions accordingly.
Prioritize self-care during periods of legitimate overwhelm.
Identify the three most important tasks each day to manage lifestyle overwhelm.
Set realistic expectations and focus on progress rather than trying to do everything at once.

"Overwhelm is an emotional state in which you're struggling to cope or deal with your current situation." - Myf Galloway
"No one else can tell you what is important to you and what you should be prioritizing in your life. Only you can." - Myf Galloway
"The feeling of overwhelm is an emotion and it's really important for us to acknowledge emotions and to move through them in a really resourceful way." - Myf Galloway
"What is seemingly slow progress is still progress." - Myf Galloway
"Stop comparing your capacity to achieve with someone else's." - Myf Galloway



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