Ever feel like your mind is running around in circles at one thousand miles an hour?
Lie awake, exhausted but sleepless, worrying about whatever you've forgotten to do?
Always focussing on what you're not achieving, not all the awesome things you're doing every single day?
If so, you're not alone.
I'm Bronnie, and like you, I know how hard it is to avoid from the occasional episode of Life Overload. (I sound just like the dude on the Centrum ad, right? Couldn't resist!)
About one in three Australians suffer from moderate to extreme stress. Quite simply, they're so busy doing and achieving, that they don't have time to enjoy their lives.
That's an awful lot of petty arguments, cranky school runs, road rage, office politics. Not to mention, overwhelming urges to punch someone the next time they send you a snarky email, walk really slowly in front of you when you're in a rush, or hold you up in 12 items or less aisle.
So what are you going to do about it? Not everyone has time to take up yoga, study Mindfulness meditation, or spend hours in therapy. (Though trust me, they all work).
Medication helps too, in the right circumstances, but it's not suitable for everyone.
And while we'd all like to quit our jobs and move to Tuscany, that's probably not going to happen anytime soon either.
Here's the thing: You need to deal with what's stressing you the hell out. And the sooner, the better.
Which is where psychologist Dr Helen Street is here to help.
She's an associate professor in behavioural science at the University of Western Australia, who specialises in helping people deal with work, relationship, and life overload.
Thanks to the lovely people at Finch Publishing, who have been wonderful supporters of MIA, I have a copy of Dr Street's book Life Overload (Immediate life-saving strategies from a stress expert) to give away.
To enter, just check you're following my blog, then leave a comment below telling me what really ticks you off.
The winner will be drawn next on Friday, June 24. That leaves you plenty of time to enter ... after all, I don't want you to get too stressed about getting your entry in!
Life Overload: Immediate Life-Saving Strategies From A Stress Expert by Dr Helen Street, Finch Publishing, $29.95