Overwhelmed is a concept that derives from overwhelm . This verb alludes to grieve, distress or depress . The subject who is overwhelmed, therefore, feels overwhelmed, exhausted or oppressed.
For example: “I am overwhelmed with so many problems, I would need vacations urgently”, "Overwhelmed, the Minister of Economy presented his resignation", “I don't like my son to be overwhelmed by obligations: he is a child and must have time to play and have fun”.
Pressures of different types usually cause a person is overwhelmed. Take the case of a man who has no job and must pay his home mortgage. He also has to pay for the expenses of studying his children and supporting the whole family, since his wife cannot work because of a health problem. Faced with this very complicated reality, the subject is overwhelmed.
Feeling overwhelmed can cause headache , muscle pains , hypertension and tachycardia , among other physical consequences. The person can also be stressed , anxious or depressed not knowing how to handle the situation in question.
More and more people say they feel overwhelmed by the great responsibilities and workloads they have. Hence, they ask for help from psychology professionals to be able to change that situation of stress, anguish and anxiety that they feel. Experts who give them guidelines such as the following:
-It is important that, on a daily basis, they practice exercise, even if they go for a walk for half an hour. And that is how they release stress.
-They must sleep a minimum of 7 hours a day.
-They have to carry out breathing exercises, which will help them set aside tensions, relax.
-They must find a time every day to enjoy something they like, such as reading, listening to music ...
We cannot ignore that there are many men and women who feel overwhelmed when they have their first child. Why? Because the responsibility that it brings, the care it requires or how life changes costs to digest and some more than others. Precisely a good example of that is a fun book that responds to the title of "The life of an overwhelmed father."
Iñaki Echeverría is the author of this publication that is composed of an anthology of nice cartoons where he comes to represent the life of a parent who feels overwhelmed by having to combine his work as a freelance from home with his household chores. For that reason and also for taking care of their two daughters or carrying forward their relationship.
Beyond this negative connotation, the notion of overwhelmed can also be related to what it generates admiration or surprise . In this sense, those who are overwhelmed are not dejected by the pressures , but is in a state of shock at good news. If an unknown writer wins an important literary prize and begins to receive invitations to participate in events and congratulations calls from around the world, he can say that he is overwhelmed by the repercussions of the award.