5 Methods of Dealing With Overwhelm

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Feeling overwhelmed seems to come with the territory of making any major change in life and pursing any major calling. As we know, the Actuarial Journey is a marathon, not a sprint, and sometimes the volume of what we need to do for work, fitness, family, and fun can feel a bit much.

It happens to us all along our journey, whether you’re applying for an actuarial job, studying for an SOA/CAS exam, working for as an actuary in insurance/consulting, or pursing a career change to actuarial work. Today’s episode, I share an experience where I felt that way and the 5 steps I typically take when dealing with overwhelm.

5 Method of Dealing with Overwhelm

Destination of Today’s Journey

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover 5 methods that you can employ to deal with a feeling of overwhelm
  • Choose ONE of those steps to implement the next time you are feeling overwhelmed
Compass: Guiding Quote for Success

“The battle begins anew everyday.” – Stephen Pressfield, author of the Legend of Bagger Vance and the War of Art and L

Milestones: Highlights of the session
  • 5 methods for dealing with a feeling of overwhelm
    1. Meditate
    2. Start with you – Keep up sleep/exercise/breakfast
    3. Express it in whatever way is best for your style (talking, writing, drawing, activity)
    4. Get perspective on the situation and re-evaluate
    5. DO THE WORK!
Toolkit: Useful Resources
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield goes deep into the root causes of what keeps you from achieving your goals. Often when I am feeling overwhelmed, I return and give this book another read. Get the physical or Kindle book on Amazon by clicking here.
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