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Befriend Your Overwhelm

Does everything feel confusing or difficult and it all just seems like too much? This is when overwhelm arrives. You can wiggle your overwhelm into self-care by doing some physical activities from the Wiggle Jar. Just scroll down to start your practice.

Your Wiggle Warrior® Practice:




First, give yourself a BIG HUG and then wiggle into it more. 

(Really, try it!)


 Next, brush off your arms like you’re trying to get cat hair off of your shirt.


 Next, pat your legs all the way down and up again.


 Next, make a circle in your hand for as long as you need. Try to make your circle go slower and slower, to the pace of your breath.


 And then to finish, take 5 deep breaths to shrink your overwhelm to the size of a jellybean.

(Turn on the sound and press play.)




Now ask yourself, “What do I need right now? What is one thing I can focus on to help me calm down? Is there any task I can put aside for another day?


Take a ten minute break to rest or ask for help. 


It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. 


Overwhelm is here to help you slow down, take a break, and be kind to yourself. You got this.

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