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  1. I really needed this. I’m going through a season of burnout and it was nice to know I’m not just going crazy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource.

    1. Tulip & Sage says:

      Thank you Christina. I’m so happy you found this helpful. Burnout is tough, but you’re already on the road to recovery by simply recognizing your burnout. Take it from me, you can and you will pull through. Be kind and patient with yourself. Wishing you so much health and happiness.

  2. Thank you so much for this. I thought I wasn’t overwhelmed but this article clearly showed me that I need to re-evaluate some things.

    1. Amanda at Tulip & Sage says:

      Thank you, Amanda. I’m so glad you found this information useful. Self-care is so important and I hope you start making your well-being more of a priority. Wishing you health and happiness!

  3. Great self care suggestions in this article. If these are not enough, be sure to see your doctor.

    #2. You Are Always Tired, No Matter How Much Sleep You Get — read up on sleep apnea. My CPAP machine has changed my life.
    #3. You Lack Energy — If you have a period, you may be low on iron. I knew I was out of shape, but then I began to get out of breath just climbing the stairs in my house. Caused by low iron stores, not even full-blown anemia.
    #10. You Are Moody / Emotional — All of these signs can point to depression, not just low or sad mood. Also no longer feeling pleasure in things and activities you used to enjoy.

    1. Amanda at Tulip & Sage says:

      Georgia, thanks so much for this! Your suggestions are very helpful.

  4. Thank you for this article, l’m been overwhelmed, because of work, n help taking care of my mom, not getting the proper rest I need, going to try these suggestions, hopefully things will get better.

    1. Amanda at Tulip & Sage says:

      Thank you for your comment, Tammy. I can totally relate to what you’re going through.

      What I learned was to try and find more balance between my work time and my personal time, and I had to choose to make my self-care a priority. I know this is challenging to do.

      Like you, I had no time to dedicate to huge amounts of self-care, so I started small. I started by scheduling in just 5 minute, simple self-care activities, when I had the time throughout my week, and made every effort to stick to them.

      Spending even a few minutes practicing different self-care activities throughout your day or week (such as a short breathing exercise, journaling, going for a walk, burning a calming scented candle before bed, listening to music at the end of the day to help unwind, etc.) can all be really helpful to your physical and mental health. Find what works for you and go from there.

      It’s also okay to ask for help when you need it; and to reach out to a health care professional if you feel your overwhelm is severely interfering with your life.

      I’m so glad you’re deciding to make your well-being a priority. I hope you begin to feel better very soon.

  5. This article is spot on. I already knew I am overwhelmed & suffer from depression, etc. I am now seeing a counselor, but I’m struggling & your 10 hints are excellent. You’ve touched so much on things my councilor & I have discussed. I’m glad to see them in print to go to when I need guidance. It’s nice to know I’m not alone. I’m looking forward to future articles.

    1. Amanda at Tulip & Sage says:

      Thanks so much, Patty. I’m so glad you found this post helpful. As you said, you are not alone – I have been there too. And that’s exactly why I wanted to start this blog, to share and heal together. I’m so happy that you’ve recognized your overwhelm and are seeking ways to feel better. Thanks again for stopping by. Take care <3

  6. Thanks so much for being the rare and generous site that makes printing a PDF easy and doesn’t involve giving an email address. It shows that you truly just want good info available to us. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you, Veni! I’m so happy you found it useful <3

  7. Cosmo Comet (not my real name) says:

    what if most of this is just you since how you are most of the time? (also i feel i should note i tend to get angry about every little thing a lot when it gets especially bad)

    (I use the nickname because I’d prefer to remain anonymous, for anxiety and paranoia reasons. Sorry.)

    1. Amanda @ Tulip & Sage says:

      Hi Cosmo, if you’re feeling overwhelmed all of the time, maybe speaking with your doctor or a counsellor about how you’re feeling is a good idea. They may have some suggestions for you once they learn a little more about you and what you’re going through. I’ve found that reaching out for support, or just talking with someone is often really helpful. I’m not sure where you’re from, but here are a few resources that could help you find a counsellor. In the USA, In Canada, I hope these links are useful to you. You are not alone. Take care and be kind to yourself. ?

      1. They could be useful but not reachable
        I wish I could get one through my email
        Amanda you are the right solution soffer have a take on me please.

    1. Amanda @ Tulip & Sage says:

      Thank you!

  8. It’s really a good life builder
    Would like to get some sort of counselling

    1. Amanda @ Tulip & Sage says:

      Thanks Pato! Counselling can be very helpful. You may really like it <3

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