As I have worked with executives and others over the years, the occasional feeling of being totally overwhelmed has been a very common complaint. It is a symptom of being out of balance, when the tasks, troubles and challenges of the day reach the point where we simply don't cope well.
The staff at ThyBlackMan.com have put together an excellent piece on handling the overwhelming feelings we seem to get so often. They recommend setting aside two 30 minute periods each day. In the first, the advise that we simply stop and stay quiet. Clearing the mind and soul are critical to success in finding balance.
The second 3o minute period is all about doing something that you really enjoy. It could be exercise, reading, playing with the kids or whatever. But having quiet time and then time doing something of your choosing each day makes the sense of being out of control and overwhelmed somehow less debilitating.
This is a great article, and I really enjoyed doing something I like to do - checking out websites with lots of practical advice for life. And ThyBlackMan.com is one of those classic sites that brings a lot to the table in our daily living of life.