Stress increases in proportion to how out of control we feel. How much influence does it seem we have in changing our circumstances, environment, and a general feeling of satisfaction? Sometimes it’s overwhelming just to consider what steps to take to stop feeling overwhelmed.
One thought exercise is to picture your life and relationship to stress/overwhelm at some point in the future, and ask: what one thing can I change, start, or stop doing so that future me is in better control?
You won’t have all the answers to this question, but there’s no reason not to start with just one.