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10 Self-Care Tips For When Life Feels Overwhelming

While this post is sponsored by California Psychics, the opinions expressed are my own.

Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve all been there, and it can be tough to navigate those days where life feels totally out of control and things aren’t going as planned.

Whether you’re facing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, or trying to handle an unexpected surprise life threw your way, channeling your energy into self-care is the best way to tackle challenges.

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Today I’m sharing 10 self-care tips that have helped me reset when I’m feeling overwhelmed, so keep reading to learn more.

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Purge and Declutter

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized less is more. Working in a clean and organized home makes my routine more efficient, having fewer clothes in my closet makes deciding what to wear easier, owning less “stuff” makes moving easier, and letting go of things that are no longer relevant to my life allows me to focus on the future, not the past.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, channel that energy into purging a space. Whether it’s donating clothing you no longer need or reorganizing a space in your home to feel order. If you can’t control what’s happening in your life, this is a great way to at least feel like you can control what’s physically surrounding you. Best of all, it’s a great distraction and will make you feel accomplished after!

Change Your Sleeping Habits

This has been one of the biggest things for me, and one of the hardest routines to break. I’ve always been a night owl since I was little, but changing my sleeping patterns has not only made my mornings more productive – I also feel so much more energized and focused! Setting a “bedtime” not only guarantees I’ll get a full 8 hours of sleep, but I actually look forward to my evening routine now!

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Call A Psychic Advisor

Ok, this one may come as a surprise on the list, but I highly recommend a call with California Psychics. As someone who loves reading horoscopes and fully embraces her Cancer zodiac sign, the idea of calling a psychic was intriguing. Being the curious person that I am, I called more than one. And I have to say, each call was enlightening, inspiring, super fun, and each psychic advisor had the same timeline for my future – and this was the biggest surprise! is an online network connecting you with gifted psychics to help you live your life to your fullest potential. Whether you have questions about your future path, relationships, career, past, or anything, California Psychics provides guidance and answers to your questions. You can search for psychic advisors based on their specialties, topics, rate, experience, and reviews. What I loved about calling three was seeing the difference in each psychic advisor’s delivery, but I was shocked how all the timelines aligned.

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I chose some of the highest-rated psychic advisors who were available when I wanted to talk. Each of my 10-minute calls felt like a mix of chatting with a therapist combined with deep conversations with a best friend. I loved talking to both Psychic Tara and Psychic Stevie who provided descriptive answers in vivid detail, and it was so enlightening to talk to them.

California Psychics is flexible, adaptable, and always OPEN 24/7 at a cost that works for you. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed and need a pep talk to understand the way you’re feeling or to feel motivated and inspired about the future, give it a try. I absolutely loved the experience, and I couldn’t recommend it more!

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Growing up, I always loved reading – but as I’ve gotten older, I find myself scrolling social media or bingeing my favorite shows more often than picking up a book. However, last summer I rediscovered my love of reading and have been through countless books since then, and it has been such a great way to relax and practice self-care.

Whether it’s a fiction novel to distract from what’s overwhelming you or a helpful biography to learn from the experiences of others to live life to the fullest, set some time aside to pick up a book to disconnect and learn something new. A little self-help is extremely beneficial for self-care.

Spend Time Doing Something That Gives You Joy

Taking time during the week to do something that gives you joy is such a rewarding form of self-care. Cooking is such a stress-relieving activity for me, so trying new recipes a couple of nights a week and spending time in the kitchen is my favorite way to end the day and learn something new.

Be Mindful

You know the expression, “stop and smell the roses”? Literally, stop and take it all in. Paying attention to your senses is a great way to ground yourself if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Even if it’s just 15 minutes outside with a cup of coffee. Stop overthinking and take in the environment.

Notice what’s around you, savor the taste of your coffee, enjoy the fresh air. Being mindful of what is surrounding you is a quick and easy way to reground yourself and reset.

Go For A Walk Or Run

When we were younger, our dad’s answer to everything was “just go for a run.” Whether it was a breakup, stress about a test, worries about making the cheer team, he always said to go for a run. While I never understood it when I was younger, I get it now. Getting outside, taking in the fresh air, and getting some exercise is such a quick and efficient way to block out stress and reset. When I started viewing exercise as mental clarity rather than “staying in shape” it changed my entire outlook on it – and I couldn’t recommend it more!

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Reevaluate Your Social Media Accounts

If you ever feel down after spending time on social media, it’s time to purge. Unfollow the accounts that negatively impact your mood, and follow accounts that provide joy or positive reinforcement for what you’re experiencing. Scrolling through a feed with inspirational content or people sharing advice on topics that may be impacting your life will brighten your day, rather than negatively impact it. Go for a purge, trust me, you won’t regret it.

Facetime Your Bestie Or Family

The one thing I’m most grateful for in my life is my amazing family and circle of girlfriends, and nothing brightens my day like catching up with the people I love the most! Hearing about their lives, laughing about memories, and just getting that quality time brings so much joy to my life and reminds me that relationships are the MOST important priority in life. Take the time to cherish those relationships.

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Remember That You Are Doing Your Best And That’s All That Matters!

There are times in life where we simply cannot control what is going on around us, so it’s important to remember you’re doing your best. Go easy on yourself, and be proud of yourself for how far you’ve come. Every experience in life contributes to the person you are meant to be, so when you’re feeling overwhelmed, just go day by day. Things always have a way of working out, so channeling your energy into things you CAN control and practicing self-care is the most beneficial way to navigate challenges.

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