Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 8 Ways to Feel Better Now.

Allison Strickland
7 min readMay 18, 2022

If you’re like a lot of college students, you’ve probably experienced overwhelm or burnout. In addition, even after college, you may find yourself overwhelmed by work, family, finances, and social obligations.

What can you do to stop feeling overwhelmed and regain control of your life?

That’s what this article is going to address. Let’s start by exploring why we feel overwhelmed in the first place. Then, I’ll show you how to regain control when overwhelmed.

Why Do You Feel Overwhelmed?

You need to figure out why you are feeling overwhelmed before you can stop feeling overwhelmed.

Although there are many possible causes, there are a few that crop up repeatedly:

  • Disorganization
  • Procrastination
  • Overcommitment

Let’s take a closer look at each of these possible causes:


When you’re disorganized, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. You’re constantly reacting to life when you’re disorganized to an extreme. If you’re rushing to appointments at the last minute or starting your day without knowing what to do, overwhelm will set in.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to get organized. I’ll cover several of them in more detail below.


My college days were filled with far too many nights spent writing papers, reading dozens of pages, and cramming for music rehearsals. Yet, this wasn’t because I got too much homework. The packed nights were all my fault. Procrastination got in the way.

In most cases, procrastination is to blame for feeling overwhelmed by work. Changing that habit is tricky, but it’s possible. You can also get more organized with the Pomodoro technique (disorganization and procrastination often go hand in hand).


No matter how organized you are, you can still get overwhelmed if you take on too many responsibilities. A day only has so many hours, and you’ll feel overwhelmed if you spend them all working or going to meetings. And if…

Allison Strickland

Healthcare provider, boy mom, distance runner. Expert in creating online courses, web design, and copywriting. Visit sheahawksolutions.com or atstudybuddy.com