Top 10 Types of Overwhelm

I admit it. I’m often overwhelmed these days. I’m even overwhelmed by overwhelm itself – by the sheer number of overwhelms that confront me! So I’ve added one more item to my overwhelming To Do list: a daily, proactive practice to prevent overwhelm! And of course, I have a “secret” way to do that… fast ‘n’ easy. How? I’ll tell you later!

For now, here are my top 10 overwhelms that I’ve been vigilantly Disentangling with daily morphic maintenance and my secret weapon. While I have not yet managed to create world peace and harmony, or robots that will do my job… I have been able to get pretty darn Centered and Whole amidst the constant onslaught of crap. We can overcome our overwhelm! For instance…

Do you have any of these “Overwhelms?”

Or do you have other types, that I did not mention below? Please comment below!

1. Time Shortage:    

There’s not enough time in the world – and it’s later than you think! Hurry, hurry, you’re tardy! How can you possibly get all your tasks done, and get to your next appointment, and get dinner on the table? Work deadlines, family commitments, your soul-purpose – not to mention sleep – and what’s with your strange inability to be in two places at once?

2. Self-Care Deficit:     

Even if you had the energy to exercise, prepare healthy food, meditate, be creative, take a long bath… you wouldn’t have the time. How can you stop making yourself the lowest priority?

3. Health & Diet Madness:   

Feeling bad about your body? Feeling bad IN your body? Are you conflicted about conflicting advice from different doctors and experts? Which vitamins to take, or avoid? Low fat or low carb? Sunscreen or sun-gazing? The quest for health is stressful – but stress saps your health… so how can you get healthy while stressing about health?!?

4. Productivity Pressure:

So much to do… where to even start? You delay and dither. Or run around like a headless chicken. You’re already an 8-armed god or goddess performing superhuman feats… but 8 arms are not enough, you need 16!

5. Digital Addiction / FOMO:     

What’s this compulsion to constantly check email, keep up appearances on social media, news, texts, and spend hours deciding about online shopping choices? FOMO (fear of missing out) makes you keep checking Facebook. Then, an hour later, you emerge from your hypnotic fog… and beat yourself up for wasting your precious life!

6. Doubt & Dread of Decisions:      

Self-doubt keeps you stuck. Decisions are stressful – even simple ones, like what to cook to please your daughter (vegan) and your husband (paleo)? And what if they BOTH hate your decision? Taking action is overwhelming when you don’t trust yourself. So you search Google for answers… rather than your own gut!

7. Money Anxiety & Lack:

Feeling limited. Lacking freedom. Fear of poverty and dying alone in the gutter! Money worries feel external. But… to tap into the source of abundance, you need inner balance. So your overwhelm is not helping!

8. Bad News & Collective Craziness:

The bad news and turbulence can feel paralyzing, out-of-control. You feel responsible for saving the entire planet… or you shut down or tune out because it’s all too much. How can you find your Center, with all that craziness?

9. Self-improvement Stress:

You beat yourself up over all those things you should be doing: be more confident, cheerful, creative, out-going, be a better public speaker, a better parent, recycle more, declutter your garage, meditate more, etc… But no matter how much “self-improvement” you actually do – there’s always more pressure to do more.

10. Perfectionism:

You know you’re amazing, so everything you do must be perfect. Why not spend a little more time and effort to get it right? The world would be a better place if everyone did. (Except… have you noticed that other folks seem to get a lot more done? And actually finish stuff? Hmmm… I wonder why?)

Got any of the above?

Please Comment Below,
and shift your overwhelm… now!

Anything else you don’t see on that list?
Any thoughts about all this?
Scroll down… and add your comment!

*Important! As you type in your comment, say
“I Disentangle from this overwhelm… now!” Notice the instant shift!

How I Heal Overwhelm:

(OCB) Buster 

What is it? It’s fast 12x-power-healing to:
– Stop stress & feeling swamped, and instead…
– Start your day in peace, presence & power!

Elma Mayer, Founder of Now Healing Hi, I’m Elma Mayer, Founder of Now Healing. My higher purpose is to amplify your innate instant-healing ability – whether you are an advanced healer, or just starting out. And shhh, just between us: my secret ulterior motive is for you to not only heal yourself and your loved ones, but the entire planet! Tens of thousands of people have used my Now Healing tools to do incredibly effective instant-energy healing, with ease. And you can too. Let's do it now!

Comments (please add yours below)


  1. Sabine on December 30, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I disentangle from all people, circumstances and situations
    and overthinking
    I disentangle from this overwhelm – NOW

  2. Alicia on November 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Mental illness!

  3. Clare Dyck on November 1, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Just done the disentangles. Reintegration. Dropping the situation into the Zero Point Field. Clearing & transmuting through all time, space, dimension, reality. Expanding into wholeness & locating the new morphic field aligned with all changes. Aligned too with my local self and all its parts, with Infinite Self & the Universal Mind with its Fields.
    Now I am feeling whole and confident once more! THANKYOU.

  4. Clare Dyck on November 1, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Disconnection from people. This is awful. Worse is Disconnection from my family. I’m feeling unworthy. Unable to hold their respect, their love, unable to talk with them and be interesting, amusing. They are happier than I can be. Their lives are rewarding. Mine is not. I am unworthy of large sums of money

  5. Marie Raymond on October 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Moving to this country. Moving to that country. Moving to this place or that place. No place to call home. Perception of family dumping all their problems on me to solve. Perception of being deserted and ignored and left to take care of all practical and not practical life situation issues by myself. Perception that some people are mainly taking and not giving. Perception that no one “really” cares about me. I disentangle from this OVERWHELM NOW.

  6. Clare Dyck on October 27, 2017 at 4:47 am

    I enjoyed ‘fear of dying in a gutter’. This had been very real – I have seen a past time with exactly this scene. A filthy, wintry, city street of long ago .. An even filthier gutter and a hag in rags fallen into it, asking to be done with this ghastly round of life.
    All part of the Abundance issue.
    I just love this work Elma. Even downloading my iPad after days away from it – isn’t filling me with the dreaded Overwhelm.

  7. Sylvie Riviere on October 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Disentangle this overwhelming feeling that there is no joy in finances only frustration NOW!

  8. Maureen Gil on October 23, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Spiritual and energetic improvement choice/options. Which to use? How often to do? What if not the right one? Too many to know and be diligent.

  9. Do on October 22, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Totaly sexless marriage and lack of any physical attention and cuddles overwhelmes me sometimes cod I am a person of need to be physical close to my partner …. but I don’t want to find my joy outside marriage… btw… for 7 y. very happy in all other aspects and not thinking about divorce, which makes the situation even more overwhelming 😉
    Cheers from Poland and thanks for your FREE energy tools!

  10. Christine on October 22, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Money, Anxiety, & Lack!

  11. Alexandra on October 22, 2017 at 6:02 am

    I am overwhelm about my divorce and the love I still have for my ex husband and he for me and we can not get together because their are to much issues between us.

  12. Ashley Vaillant on October 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I disentangle from this overwhelming financial – feeling of lack regarding resources as well as love NOW!

  13. Sylvie Riviere on October 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I disentangle from this overwhelming financial situation NOW !!

  14. Kathy on October 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Ten days ago, I relocated from California to Arizona and thought the packing was overwhelming. However, I am finding the unpacking to be even more overwhelming because of limited space and physical injuries. I moved from a 3 bedroom house with a 2 car garage to a 2 bedroom home with no garage. Plus I fell a week after arriving at new location and sprained my right wrist and fractured two ribs. “I Disentangle from this overwhelm… now!”

  15. Ricky on October 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Sorry Elma, but i have many health issues, i wake up 5 or6 times every night can’t breath with COPD and i disentangle from NOW

    Cheers Elma Ricky

  16. Joanna on October 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I’ve been having one big challenge after another with no time to recover before the next one hits. In the last couple of months I’ve developed new health symptoms that haven’t been diagnosed, found mold in my apt, moved to a new apt and overworked to the point of exhaustion packing and moving, found out that my new apt had new paint, new carpet, new plastic baseboard etc.. and is too toxic for me to live in so I am temporarily homeless and staying at a friend’s,stressed and impacted by the fires in Santa Rosa where I live, and now my car died (on my birthday) and costs more to repair than I have… Want to break this pattern of one difficulty after another before it breaks me. I disentangle now.

  17. D on October 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Sadly I’m overwhelmed by the top ten you listed. Especially money problems and my youngest daughter who desperately needs mental help and medication which she refuses to take and terrorizes all that care about her. I disentangle from all this overwhelm NOW!!!

  18. Kathy on October 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I am overwhelmed from having to take my parents car away from them because their doctor took away their driving privileges. They are so sad and don’t understand due to their age and mental condition. I also had to move then into an assisted living place. They hate it. 😔
    I disentangle from this overwhelm NOW!

  19. Diane Cusano on October 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Feeling overwhelm d and resentful having my 4oomates wife move in

  20. Sharon on October 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    When I can not get to the chiropractor and moving soon alone into a 2 bedrm apt. disks one fused and 8 more in the future in prophase 2 that wil have to be fused. 54 now. never married. wanting the husband and home. adjustments by the husband like the boyfriend I currently live with adjusts me in between chiropractic visits. neutral to it all. lol

  21. Elizabeth A Stratton on October 21, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Hi, I seem to have the fear of not getting out and about. I once had Agoraphobia for years, and it seems to be creeping back. How can I deal with this?
    Also is there a way to just be happy, no mater what? I have heard of this.
    Best to you Elma and thanks for your support.
    Elizabeth Stratton in NY~

  22. lisa on October 21, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I moved my garden plants to another state and now i need to get them in the ground as soon as possible. The task seems overwhelming.

  23. Stephanie on October 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Not being able to create effective changes in my life, no matter how sincere my efforts.

  24. Sylvie Riviere on October 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I need 800 euros or more by saturday 28th october for taxes and rent. I am surrendering to what I feel like when I miss money but I am starting to get overwhelmed with stress because I don’t have that amount yet. Thanks Elma.

  25. Alexandra Campen on October 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Stuck in life ,I disantangel from This overwhelm now!

  26. Marg on October 21, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Having to hang out with people such as family events , all social settings

  27. Sherry on October 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Miscommunication and misunderstandings.

  28. Bart Aga on October 21, 2017 at 3:57 am

    General anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue and pains . I disentagle from it now .

  29. lynda on October 19, 2017 at 6:05 am

    feeling old, tired, sore, trapped in job I don’t like, financial stress, debt, disentangle now. thanks Alma,

  30. Zora on October 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Yes, indeed…disentangling from people, things and situations almost constantly these days. Pretty soon there will only be me, myself and I in my life, lol. Your Top 10 list is spot on, and even though I could probably add a bunch of personal things to it, I think it’s representative of most of our lives these days. Thank you for sharing that with us, Elma! Blessings! 🙂

  31. Sharrhan on October 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    THANK YOU, Elma. I needed this SO BAD.
    Yep, I’ve got ’em all — I think all 10 of them.
    I’m stressing out BIG TIME about the suffering in the world and the climate change disasters happening here, there and everywhere.
    But I am willing to RELEASE this stuff now and find my center, because I want to be part of the solution!
    I RELEASE and DISENTANGLE FROM hopelessness, despair, grief and the feeling that I am overwhelmed and under-equipped. NOW. (Old time metaphysicians referred to this stuff as ‘material sense.’)
    I UNIFY with harmony and wholeness. NOW. I embrace Ananda Loka, the Realm of True Form. NOW. I UNIFY with omnipresent Pure Awareness. NOW.
    Feeling distinctly better. NOW.

  32. Berry Bell on October 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Trying hard to disentangle from everything in my life at the moment, Elma …

    Feel mostly pressured emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and financially… Overwhelming circumstances, indeed… And it is not in my mind only it is my reality at the moment…

    Trying to use Now healing a lot: even in bed, when bad thoughts overwhelm me, I disentangle from all this… now! Many Thanks, Dear Elma!

    Precious Peace, Love, Light, Wholeness to you and your healing techniques! Berry xxx

  33. Elizabeth A Stratton on October 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    HI Elma, I, too have pretty much all of these and a few more which I choose not to think about.

  34. Bart Aga on October 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Yes , I got all 10 also.

    But I disentangle from this overwhelm now !

  35. Suzan on October 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I am overwhelmed by finances. I disentangle now.

  36. Suzan on October 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Overwhelmed financially. Overwhelmed with paper work. Overwhelmed with its clutter and disorder in my garage.

  37. Patrick H. on October 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    For me, it’s about stressing that I should be further along in life than I am. It’s about material pressures and being consumed with appearances and being successful. Buying into the whole L.A. thing. I disentangle and reintegrate all of this NOW!

  38. Luis Goff Jr on October 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Financially overwhelmed.
    I disentangle from this NOW!

  39. Ricky on October 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

    YES Elma. i got the freekin lot

  40. Diane Cusano on October 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Lack of money. Fear that I will not have enough to repair my house and buy a car

    Disentangle found this overwhelm now

    Also that time is running away from me. That my life is over

    Disentangle from this overwhelmed now

  41. Diane Cusano on October 14, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I disentangle from this overwhelm now

  42. Elma Mayer on October 14, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Yes yes yes, people! Disentangle and Reintegrate all of this… now!

  43. Cynthia on October 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Always always thinking about money!!!

  44. Hilma LaBelle on October 14, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I disentangle from this overwhelm now!

  45. Terry W on October 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    For me its the house and all the repairs that are necessary and though I am not poor, the money I would need to do all the repairs is way above my means so that is diving me crazy. Working at a job that feels like I am forced to do rather then doing what I would really like to do, but I am grateful for the job it still feels like I should or maybe just want to be healing others full time or maybe lets say to be a channel for healing of others. And speaking of the job, I win awards and get praise for my work yet I always feel like I am not good enough.
    Learning has always been a struggle for me as in I could read or hear something this moment and when I try to remember it short term or long term its just blank. By no means am I stupid, I guess I am more emotionally intelligent rather the intellectual. So every time I have a course for work I go into panic mode. I get through it but have never excelled at school so that is probably my worse stressor.

  46. Ali Nicholson on October 14, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Home timely! I can relate to all of the above comments. New job, new college course, staring new business, no time, can’t balance home/work etc etc. Recent birthday so very much feeling a year older and very unattractive…….yeah disentanglement, feeling clearer

  47. Anna on October 14, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Yes, Elma, thank you, it seems you are writing about me …. : )

  48. Ilene on October 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Parent’s expectations of my grades and career and when will I have babies. Boyfriend’s expectations of my looks and sexyness. It’s too much, it’s just unfair, I want to run away screaming. Just did the disentangle and it feels lighter already

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