What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Everyone becomes overwhelmed. It is important, however, not to let your feelings control your actions. There are steps to take whenever you feel overwhelmed that will make it easier to regain focus.


  • Stop: Slow down before you panic and try to keep perspective. Take a moment to relax and think when you are overwhelmed.


  • Take Breaks: Plan to take a five-minute break for every hour of work. Use the time to try relaxation techniques.


  • Break down tasks: Break tasks into smaller steps.


  • Sleep: Get enough rest to ensure you can think critically.