Ever Felt Overwhelmed Trying To Do It All?
This post is dedicated to a wonderful friend who I so greatly admire. She is a superhero – incredibly busy in her successful business, a dedicated mom with small children, and she maintains a challenging exercise regime. She puts me to shame in the amazing amount of stuff she accomplishes in a week. Yet she struggles with overwhelm and feelings of not keeping up just like me.
Have you ever noticed how many of us think we need to do it all ourselves, help everybody and be everything? After all, with today’s technology and conveniences, we can get so much more done more quickly. However, this leads to higher expectations and more distractions instead of feelings of greater accomplishment. Our lives are busier and crazier than ever and yet we are still overwhelmed because we can’t get everything done on our “to do” list.
So let’s face it. We CAN”T do it all! Instead, we CAN lower our expectations of what we can reasonably accomplish in a day. We CAN go easy on ourselves when we just can’t seem to get everything done we had planned. Most importantly, we CAN look back and celebrate what we did get done. This takes practice and intention because it goes against our natural instincts. Maybe we should add these to our “to do” list?!
Do you have tricks or tips for trying to do it all? I would love to hear them! Please comment below.
Tina Hallis, Ph.D., is a professional speaker and consultant for The Positive Edge, a company dedicated to helping people and organizations fulfill their true potential using strategies from the science of Positive Psychology.