Do you ever feel like there is just too much on your plate?
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly in a rush to get things done? If so, you’re not alone.
Faster doesn’t always mean better. Feeling rushed or pressured can take the fun out of your daily activities.
Feeling like you must finish something as soon as possible can cause stress and anxiety. The good news is that you don’t have to feel this way. You can change the way you look at and complete your tasks.
Understanding Why We Rush
Understanding the “why” behind our actions can help us better address them.
- Why do you want to finish your essay in an hour?
- Why do you want to clean your entire kitchen in one afternoon?
Figuring out the answers can help you look at the bigger picture.
Here are a few personal questions you can reflect on.
- Do all of my tasks have to be done today?
- Can any of these tasks be delegated or completed at a later time?
- Is there anyone in my life who can help me?
Be honest with yourself. The answers may surprise you.
Meeting Your Needs
When our schedules are too full, we sometimes forget to meet our personal needs.
Implementing at least one self-care activity a day can have a significant impact on our mood, sleep and overall wellness.
Our brain can only do so much in one day. If you catch yourself getting tired or overwhelmed, that is your brain telling you; that it’s time to take a break.
Your work isn’t going anywhere. It will still be there tomorrow when you’re ready. And if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.
Getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals and relaxing are all forms of self-care.