Welcome back to another edition of Find The Good Friday, a weekly newsletter where we share one resource, one inspiring quote, and one quick tip to help you find the good this upcoming week.
Our goal is to help you get through the good and the bad days, the ups and the downs, and anything else that stands between you and a smile on your face.
This week's focus: A simple thing to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Let’s get to it!
This Week's Resource
Look, feeling overwhelmed every now and then is normal. It’s a part of life.
But the real trouble starts when you let those feelings get the best of you and dictate your daily life.
Thankfully, there are plenty of simple, but effective, tricks you can try whenever you find yourself feeling overwhelmed.
Read on to learn about 25 simple things you can do whenever you're feeling overwhelmed.
This Week's Quote
This Week's Quick Tip
I’ve been feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed recently. Work, priorities, fitting everything I need to do into the day...
It can be a lot at times. And if you feel this way for a long enough time and don’t fix the root of the problem, you’re going to burn out quicker than a candle in a thunderstorm.
Luckily, there’s a simple trick I’ve been using to combat these feelings (and it’s one I guarantee you’ve heard before):
A to-do list.
Yes, a simple to-do list can help you keep track of all your responsibilities and reduce those dreadful feelings of stress and anxiety.
Whenever I try to keep track of all my responsibilities in my head... well, let’s just say I don’t end up accomplishing much.
But I’ve found that writing down a list of my top 3-5 task each day does wonders for not only my mental health, but also my productivity.
So this upcoming week, I encourage you to try it out for yourself. Write down your top three most important tasks each day and check them off one by one. I think you’ll be surprised at what it can do for you.
This Week's Find The Good Story
“I’m not going to lie, sometimes it’s really hard to find the good. My anxiety and depression can really cloud my view on things that should typically be easy to find happiness in. However, over the years, I have found a few key factors that help me find happiness in everything I can.
First, it’s important to surround yourself with people who support and uplift you. Negativity can be contagious, and surrounding myself with people who are judgmental, selfish, and negative have caused my mental health to decline. Saying no to things that don’t help me become a better version of myself have been key to my healing and happiness.
Another key factor in finding the good for me has been prioritizing things that make my soul happy. Traveling, sitting in the sun, working out, visiting the beach, and spending time with family and friends are all things that make me happy, and in turn, lead me to have a better outlook.
Work takes up a lot of time in my life and can make days drag and cause me to have a very hopeless, stuck, and negative outlook on life. Prioritizing things that make me happy gives me activities to look forward to. When I’m excited about doing something or being with people who make me happy, it tends to be easier to find the good.
Like I said before, this is definitely much easier said than done and there’s a lot of backward progress along with the forward progress. I find a lot of comfort in others sharing their experiences and realizing I’m not alone in what I feel.”
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