Overwhelm is a Choice

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The first time I heard, “Overwhelm is a choice,” steam started coming out of my ears. I became very defensive. There’s no way. I literally have too much on my plate. I literally have impossible deadlines. I literally have a never-ending to-do list. I am literally maxed out on all the things that are required of me in my many roles. I’m in an impossible no-win situation, and overwhelm isn’t a choice; it’s a condition of being me. In this life stage