When you’re feeling the pain of overwhelm, first, pause and listen to it because there can be two reasons for the stress you feel.
1. It may be that life is saying you need breathing room.
2. Or, sometimes that feeling of overwhelm is because you’re in a season of transition — you’re close to a breakthrough.
When it’s the former, you need to [dial down](https://shawnblanc.net/2015/11/on-dialing-down-saying-no-and-making-time/) and [create some margin](https://thefocuscourse.com/margin/). Make sure you’ve got some things in place so you can [stay sane and healthy](https://shawnblanc.net/2015/11/how-i-stay-sane-when-life-feels-extra-busy/).
When it’s the latter and you’re on the verge of a breakthrough — you need help and the perseverance to press through.