Stressed and Overwhelmed

counseling Lancaster, PA

Individuals of every age can feel overwhelmed and stressed. That’s a challenging part of our lives. The dread of day-to-day tasks, the never-ending to-do list, fear of not having enough time to get everything done, it can all put too much weight on your shoulders. At the end of the day, you might feel guilty,— like you’re not good enough — as a parent, as someone’s life partner, as a coworker, as a friend.

These feelings can cause you to snap and put a damper on what would otherwise be happy and exciting life moments — having a baby, helping your children grow up, buying a new house, or starting a new job. You can’’t go on like this forever. It’s not good for yourself or for the others in your life. 

Symptoms of these feelings can include:

*body aches

*nausea

*restlessness

*lack of sleep

*inability to focus

*short temper 

It’s ok to feel this way. We all do at some point in our lives. Take a deep breath and consider getting some help.

How We Can Help

Move Forward counselors often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques to teach healthy coping skills. These techniques also help manage anxious thoughts and feelings that arise when you’re overwhelmed. If you’re ready to organize your priorities and learn skills to manage all the tasks life throws at you, then it’s time to talk to a Move Forward counselor.

Our counselors can help you better care for yourself. They can make suggestions on how to make time for what is most important to you, so you can be the best version of yourself. Ready? It’s time to start feeling better.