I'm a lot like you when it comes to feeling overwhelmed. It happens easily to me. A pile of paper sends me into a tizzy. Over the past two weeks at work (changing over to a whole new way of doing my job) I've been tested to the max and it took me time and tears to realize that I can't be expected to know it all in one hour or day. I now just take it one task at a time and focus on that task and do it to the best of my ability telling myself the whole time that I can only do my best and that has to be good enough. I'm a perfectionist by nature and knowing I may not have done it "exactly right" bugs me to no end. It's all about timing and acceptance of yourself and telling yourself you are only one person and can only do so much. Things can't be perfect all the time. My house is a wreck right now and I looked at it when I got home and decided to do the kitchen table and that was all I did. I can now see the top of it and although there are other things that need done, just isn't gonna happen and that is okay.
As far as not getting buried in the first place, I think it is about how we look at things and how we structure our days and just telling ourselves that we are only human. It's a hard concept to grasp but it can be done. Not all the time but it helps me. I just wake up each morning and say a prayer to God to help me do my best today and accept myself for who and what I am and what I can do. I hope this helped. Not sure but I hope sharing my story it can help you. I hope things are better for you and please know you are not alone.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
There are great things happening in your life and around you all the time.
Celebrate the good stuff around us, in others, and in ourselves.
I hope the kindness you've given to others returns many times to you.
Luvs ya kiddo
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*