Being Overwhelmed

Hi Everyone. Happy Friday! I hope you guys are ready for the weekend! 🙂

I just wanted take a moment to briefly write about my last blog post.

As you may have read, I was sort of on one. I was anxious, a little sad, and somewhat overwhelmed.

I know a lot people think the result of being “overwhelmed” means being overworked or too stressed out but it could also mean being overwhelmed by many emotions. 

My workload started piling up this week; more than my usual daily routine. And if anyone knows me, they would know I like the feeling of being stressed; knowing I’m going through the motions and working my best to get what I need done; somewhat being under pressure. So the amount of work that comes across in my plate doesn’t ever get to me.

However, when my emotions are more on the downside than the upside then I become on a different side of stress. 

I lost on an opportunity. I gave it my best shot and it didn’t work out in my favor and as I much I can say my hopes weren’t just slightly up there, it kind of was and it pained me after I let it sink in. And I allowed myself to be as vulnerable as I want about the situation.

On top of that, I just started my last course of the semester and the class is structured differently than most classes I have taken in the program so it took me out of left field and I became very anxious.

It’s a lot of work that I need to invest time in: this class is ultimately to key to graduation and getting my degree. It’s been a long time coming but you know what? I’d rather go out with a challenge than roll like easy-peasy. It was just a lot to take being it’s only the first week of the course.

Lastly, I’m learning day by day how to grasp the concept of finding happiness with where I am in life. We all struggle with this. I have down moments all the time. I just try my best to climb out and see the light. You know what they say: “everyday may not be good but there is always good in every day.” So being down and trying to pick myself back up and then watching myself fall back down and come up again, had me overwhelmed.

As I said, it’s not just about the load on your plate that may be overwhelming but more or less how you react to those certain things. The emotions we experience can be your greatest rollercoaster in life and then some. 

Remember, it’s okay to just step back and allow yourself to feel. It’s okay to admit how you’re feeling. I’ve always said allowing yourself to feel is about the realest intangible thing to knowing how human you are … so fuck it. Just feel!

Coming down to the end of the week, I just wanted to end on a more positive note for myself and all of you. 

If you’re waking up and dread going to work because you’re that unhappy and your circumstances can hold you over for a bit, I say quit and do you for the sake of you.

If you’re overwhelmed by amount of work from anything and everything, take a step back, breathe and find something to do 30 minutes or so that could bring you back to a calm state. And if you’re really feeling down; sad, confused, talk to someone about it. You’ll feel better letting it out rather than keeping it in.

On that note, I hope all you have an amazing weekend! As always, eat good food and spend time with your loved ones!

Until the next post,

With support and love,

#beingjtran❤️🌻

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