What if you had a way to get "a leg up" on overwhelm? to get your nose well above the "overwhelm waterline" without anything situational having to change, first? -- by improving your mental equilibrium and buoyancy, your ability to float, rather than drown in situations, and go where you intend, rather than being submerged?
Wouldn't you start to feel more than "equal to the circumstances", if you could do that? Nothing changed. No need to let off steam. You've just improved your mental equilibrium and buoyancy -- quite a bit, actually, so your nose stays well above the "overwhelm waterline" . . .
-- and it hasn't dented your intelligence, a bit.
Quite the contrary: Your mind is sharper and clearer, your emotions are quiet, and you feel more natural.
How do you do that??
There are four "floats of intelligence" in the life preserver we wear in the ocean of life. Those floats of intelligence are attention, intention, memory, and imagination and they're flexibly -- but not loosely -- connected.
When in good condition and well-connected, they maintain our buoyancy -- and we feel secure.
We trust them to be in good condition -- but when immersed in the ocean of life, those floats get waterlogged. They lose their buoyancy and we flounder in the ocean of life. That's what people call, Overwhelm.
It may be a truism to state that it's not the work, in general, that is difficult; it's the people that are difficult.
What's difficult is that the movements of change come up against people's memories of how things have been and are supposed to be -- water sogging their floats of intelligence -- and they're afraid for their ability to stay afloat. Everything becomes, "too much".
Then, resistance, stuck points, slowdowns, regressions, interpersonal symptoms, stress-related ailments, resignations, and sometimes, injuries appear.
Wouldn't it be nicer if people could refresh their "floats of intelligence" at-need, for themselves, in minutes -- to keep their noses well above the "overwhelm waterline"?
I teach such a way -- a kind of intelligence-float training. It makes working much more pleasant -- and more efficient. When applied by members of a closely-working group, it is easy to imagine it "rightening the ship to an even keel, repairing the compass, and unfurling the sails."
Being as, "change is the rule of the times," to be able to righten ones own ship in stormy seas would come in handy -- wouldn't it?
Follow your nose and be informed by direct experience.