Step 1: Hit the Brakes
If you're at a place of totally overwhelmed, there's no amount of acupuncture or meditation that can dig you out of that pit. You're putting a bandage over an infected wound, sister. You've gotta hit a hard stop on everything.
This means you have to stop work. Social activities. Obligations. Your phone. Anything you can turn off should be turned off. Do you have holiday owed at your job? Can you take a short break? Perhaps your employer offers health leave so you can seek treatment. Maybe you need to quit. Nothing is worth sabotaging your health.
I took health leave and packed my bags for sunny San Diego to spend time with my family while digging my toes into the sand on quiet mornings. I deleted Instagram (gasp!), turned off my phone for a week (double gasp!), and tuned out the noise of the rest of the world so I could tune into myself. This was absolutely imperative to have any sort of clarity.