If you are feeling a bit Overwhelmed, do not consider yourself alone. It is commonplace in the world we now live in. Stress is everywhere, wild with fury and just about every other person you see is taking some sort of antidepressant to help calm them down enough to get it all done accurately and to keep it all going.

I think men have a little bit different stance with being Overwhelmed, depending upon the pressures at work and their family life but it is still something that happens to everyone. Men in general most of the time, appear to have an ability to throw things off better than we ladies do. They do not rant and rave (not that the ladies do) most of the time…they simply go for a walk. If you have worked with both sexes before then you understand what I am referring to. Usually a male will shrug his shoulders and walk away from a situation that is becoming heated and argumentative. We women have a tendency to want to defend something, especially if it involves us. We take it personal….We want to make it right, forgetting that some things are better left along. Work pressures are one of most growing forces in becoming overwhelmed and out of sorts, added to a busy home life for everyone. There is so much demand in careers now, even at entry level. Performance is key; having the right attitude is probably above performance because if one does not have the right attitude, no one can work.

It seems that men in general have an ability to take things in stride and look at things as temporary and when we ladies have a lot of pressure and are flooded with more to do than we can get done…we let it get to our emotions and we sometimes cry….I hate it, don't you? But that is just part of our makeup and I don't think it is going to change but what we do learn is how to control our emotions and step away from the situation and remember, it is just a job…hard to do sometimes.

We ladies get anxious about our children, our husbands, our jobs, our parents and when we cannot find a place to let it level off, we are Overwhelmed and ready to explode. The gentlemen find a way to leave their family life at home when at work and throw themselves into their mission at work and thereby perform with a sense of calm most of the time. You don't see too many men where you feel like they are worrying, even when they are in the middle of some hard thing…they can hide their emotions and deal…depending of course upon how they are made up as a human. There are men who get emotional and show their emotions, I am not saying that men do not show their emotions at all, but they seem to handle them much better than we women do. They don't cry….for one thing…they may curse….but most of the time, they don't cry. We women cry….

Life passes by so quickly it seems, especially when you become older and realize that you should have slowed down and enjoyed the moment more instead of trying to be all things to everyone. Taking time to rest, taking time to be calm regardless of what is going on around us may not be easy but we have a tendency to lose a great part of satisfaction in life when we are so busy and get so Overwhelmed with out duties and we sometimes lose sight of what is most important. I believe that we women need to try letting things go in one ear and out the other, so to speak and not take things to heart as much, do the best we can with what time we have and know that when we have done that regardless whether at home or work or play we have accomplished great things. We should not always take things too seriously and learn how to live more calmly and keep our minds clear with the vision that in the end all that matters is that we have tired.

"There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love."


I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."

Abraham Lincoln

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." Unknown

"Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds."

Orison Swett Marden quotes

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

Mark Twain

"There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you're high it's tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars...But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against-you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable...It will never end, for madness carves its own reality."

Kaye Jamison