So, I don’t have any experience getting my resume reviewed but I do have a lot of experience getting overwhelmed. Even though I think there’s a bit of difference to what is overwhelming us, I can absolutely relate to what you say.
So, for me I’ve experienced a lot of overwhelm ever since the new year started and… well new year is always something with the fireworks and everything going on around me. Anyways, I was already on a level of overwhelm that was very high at the end of december and right now it’s not great.
As far as what factors overwhelm me, that’s probably stress, pressure (I’m in college), perfectionism, family atmosphere in the house, sounds (I live in the busy part of the Netherlands and I absolutely hate it) and that’s probably most of it. It’s absolutely possible that there’s maybe more to it than overwhelm itself, I’ve already had help with social anxiety and I’m a lot less terrible at that now but that’s side information.
And well, I haven’t found the answer to solve overwhelm and I don’t think there’s an easy solution to it. However, I think there’s things we can do to lighten the burden of it. I can only speak for myself of course, but one thing that helps for me is to completely zone out with headphones on and just listen to relaxing music or podcasts. Other times I go outside and take a walk, if the weather’s good I sit on a bench and listen to music or whatever as well, even read a book.
It’s really something that bothers me as well, I get headaches, nausea, just not feeling like eating for hours a day so I skip meals and all. But this happened before and at some time the switch just flips over again so that’s what I hope now as well. What makes it tough now is that I sometimes can’t flee from sounds or anything of it because of covid. That’s an extra factor, but I guess we’ll see. So, yeah, that’s my experience with overwhelm and I don’t know if it helps anything at all, but I hope it helps to let you know that other people struggle with it as well, and it always passes. So hey, good luck with it, you can get through it