The definition of “overwhelm” is pretty intense, actually. It means:
- bury or drown beneath a huge mass
- defeat completely
- give too much of a thing to someone
When you’re feeling buried under a mass of so much stuff, and you feel as if you’ve been given too much of a thing, it can feel as if you’re responsible for everything in the whole world. But it is liberating when you step back and get clarity about the things that ONLY YOU can do.
Here is the process and framework I use to get clear on what only I can do and make sense of things when I’m feeling overwhelmed.