Is your overwhelm in overdrive? My top 5 tips for stress in the sandwich generation

Being in the Sandwich Generation can feel like a non-stop whirlwind of emotions crashing over you like waves in a storm and trying to drag you under. Here are my top 5 tried-and-true tips for dealing with overwhelm:

Prioritise: 

Your to-do list may seem never-ending, but you don’t have to tackle it all at once. Identify your top priorities and focus on them first. Breaking things down into manageable tasks makes the load feel lighter.


Share the load: 

You’re not a one-person show! Whether it’s tasks at home, responsibilities at work, or caregiving duties, delegate whenever possible. Teamwork not only gets things done more efficiently but also provides much-needed support.

Pause before saying “Yes”:

It’s okay to decline additional responsibilities. Recognize your limits and learn to say ‘no’ when you need to. Setting boundaries is a powerful tool for preserving your time and energy.

Self-Care Breaks: 

Self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Integrate small self-care moments into your daily routine. Whether it’s a few minutes of deep breathing, stretching, or enjoying a calming cup of tea, these mini-breaks help recharge your mind and body.

Open Up and Share: 

Don’t carry the weight alone. Share your challenges with someone you trust—a professional coach, a loved one, or a supportive community. Talking openly about your experiences not only provides emotional relief but also fosters a sense of understanding and connection.

If you are struggling with overwhelm and feel that you would benefit from a safe space to voice your concerns and work through a plan for prioritising and coping with stress then please do get in contact to arrange a discovery call and see how coaching can benefit you.

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