Overwhelm sneaks up on us. Sometimes we see it coming. Sometimes we don’t.
There are actually 6 different types of overwhelm. And the annoying thing, if you are experiencing any of them, your language learning ability will be affected.
Overwhelm is, well, overwhelming and an important mindset topic because it could be holding your Spanish back.
Like most mindset podcast episodes, this week we discuss another topic that is outside the theory of Spanish verbs or grammar. We will focus solely on how you should think about your thinking. And how you should think about your thinking when it comes to language learning.
Being aware of such mindset topics as today’s is important when learning a language, especially if you haven’t got the luxury of “immersion”. When you are learning by immersion, you don’t have multiple distractions pulling in all different directions. It’s why immersion can be so effective.
But, if you are learning outside a country that speaks your target language, you will need to balance your studies with things other study. For most of us multitasking is a handful. And improving how all areas of our lives work together is going to be a useful tactic.
In the podcast today I go through the six different types of overwhelm. These can be broken down in to two categories of three. The first category is short term overwhelm. The second category is long term overwhelm.
Under each of the two categories comes mental, physical and emotional overwhelm.
In the podcast, I discuss how each of these is manifested and what you can do about them.
It is important to realise that if you are overwhelmed in one area, it could be affecting all other areas of your life. And the feeling of overwhelm could be affecting you in ways that you didn’t expect.
But the good news is that all overwhelm can be addressed and overcome.
Other episodes mentioned in this podcast:
Quote from the episode:
“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” – Jackie Kennedy
What can you do to avoid overwhelm?