When you feel overwhelmed the challenges you are facing can feel all-consuming and as if they might be around forever. However, things change. Last year we probably had different worries and challenges, and in a year from now, our worries and challenges will be different again.
We intellectually know this, but when we feel overwhelmed, we can easily forget. Asking yourself questions like: how important will this be in a year from now? Or how much of my energy is my current challenge worth? Can help remind yourself that things change and what feels massively important right now, might not be so important in a year from now.
To remind yourself of this, fill out the below table:
|Worries and challenges 12 months ago||Worries and challenges today|
Or remind yourself what was your favourite song 12 months ago, and what your favourite song is today.