Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Being in a constant state of feeling overwhelmed is not healthy, everyone knows that and that’s why most of us don’t feel like that all the time.

But, what happens if you feel it on a regular basis or frequently enough to cause you distress?

There are a few simple things that you can do to calm yourself and get back some energy and enthusiasm for life. Why is this important? Because, if you suffer from tinnitus, then the amount of stress that you feel as a result of being overwhelmed is directly proportional to how much you are noticing your tinnitus.

And, the worse your tinnitus is – the worse your feeling of being overwhelmed. Why is that? Because tinnitus is a beacon for you to notice that you are not in tune with the universe. Your thoughts and feelings are outside of the now and focused on past events or future results.

As we’ve discovered throughout these emails and the tinnitus program is that there is only the NOW. And, when you feel overwhelmed you cannot be present. Situations and circumstances are pulling you out of the now and into fear and worry.

Fear and worry are the building blocks of stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

So, what can you do?

First of all, you must stop frequently and take pause from the activities that are causing you to feel the way you do. In other words, if work is taking over your life then you must stop from time to time and revisit why you do the things you do. Is work so important that it controls you instead of you controlling it?

How do you pause? Stop what you are doing, sit in a comfortable place and breathe deeply. This brief meditative state can literally do wonders to replenish the part of our being that needs attention. So, why don’t we do this often enough? Because our minds love to keep us in a state of constant fear and worry. The mind says, “You don’t have time for this or that.” But, as you have been learning, the most important thing you can do is to give yourself the time to be at peace.

What else can you do? How about helping someone else? This is something that I often do that works wonders in my life. By taking the focus of attention off me and my petty worries and fears and focusing on helping others, I actually replenish my state of being. In fact, just writing this helps me to keep my focus on what’s important in life. By giving you some empowering information I’m actually helping myself at the same time.

In fact, lately because of all the pressures of my businesses I often feel like I’m falling behind. Falling behind what? I don’t know. I just know I feel that way. And, that’s why I’m taking time out to write this so that I can escape the pressures of my business even though it may only be for a few moments.

And finally, if breathing deeply or helping others doesn’t work then try this; get out and do something you love!

There’s a chapter in my “six top ways to reduce the ringing” book that talks about doing what you love. For example; yesterday I played golf. My mind was telling me that I didn’t have time for it. But, I did it anyway and I felt great about it.

However, I might not recommend golf unless you understand that it’s supposed to be fun. Too many people I meet on the golf course and obsessed with playing well. That’s not the point. The point is to have fun and if you do well at it then that’s a bonus.

Well, now that I’m almost done writing this, I have to get back to focusing my attention on some seemingly important matters. They’re not really, but the mind thinks they are and therefore I must do it. There is a reason for everything and I know that certain matters are important not just to me but my family and colleagues.

What is certain is that one day I’ll look back at this busy time and think, I’m glad I took the time to make a difference in the lives of others.


Paul Tobey is a professional speaker and a professional concert pianist. His seminars include varying topics such as; tinnitus, piano lessons, internet marketing, public speaking, train the trainer and more.