Learn When to Put Your Foot on the Mental Brakes
The majority of women, whether they are employees or business owners, have multiple responsibilities at any moment in time. They may be the primary providers for their families, business owners, role models, mothers, sisters, and even more… leaving minimal time for them to pursue their own interests.
They will, at some point, become aware of their overextended state and the fact that they are pouring from a glass that is half empty. Let’s take a closer look at how to tell if you’ve stretched yourself too thin and how to put the mental brakes on so that you can refocus and revitalize yourself.
It’s Possible That We Believe We Can Handle Everything
On the other hand, whenever we’re put under pressure, we become noticeably less efficient. The effects of stress and overwork manifest themselves uniquely in each of us. Some individual’s memory, which may normally be very good, as well as the quality of their sleep, both suffer when they’re under the influence of alcohol. It’s possible that it will be different for everyone: perhaps you’ll become irritable, yearn for solitude, or make errors that you would never normally commit.
So, you’ve realized that you’re trying to take on too much, right? You have a million different demands competing for your time, and you’ve realized that you’re having trouble keeping up with everything. What exactly are you going to do about it?
When there is a significant number of individuals who are injured or sick, medical professionals will use a method called “triage” to determine the order in which they will provide treatment to those patients. When there are too many things to take care of at the same time, we need to prioritize our attention using a strategy that is analogous to this one. We could accomplish this by employing the strategies of “delay,” “decline,” and “delegate.”
The ABCs, ABs, and Ds
The first step is very straightforward: identify the tasks that can be postponed, and then do so. It may seem as though everything needs to take place simultaneously but at least in a professional environment, there is usually nothing to be lost if you postpone a task for an additional hour or even a full day. Talk to your coworkers, get an accurate picture of the deadlines and the repercussions, and if a task can be delayed, put it out of your mind until it absolutely has to be done.
Making Others a Priority Can Result in a Mental Decline
This is something that comes easier to some people than it does to others, but there are times when we merely have to accept the fact that the priorities of other people are not more important than our own. It is possible that at times you will feel as though the expectation is for you to be everywhere and to be everything to everyone. That’s not going to happen. For example, receiving invitations to dinner when all you really want to do is get to bed. It is acceptable to say no!
The Third Step is to Delegate
This could apply to your professional career, in which case you could ask your coworkers to help share the responsibility, or it could apply to your personal life. The following could be examples in your personal life:
This could apply to your professional career, in which case you could ask your coworkers to help share the responsibility, or it could apply to your personal life. The following could be examples in your personal life: “Trying to pick up my children from school is one of the portions of the day that I look forward to the most.
It’s one of the rare opportunities we have to have a conversation free from interruptions (especially, with no Wi-Fi). However, when I’m in a pinch and have too much on my plate, I ask my husband to take over responsibility for that task. The fact that I have to make this minor concession means that I am able to give more of my attention, energy, and presence to the situation at hand.
You should now have some “me-time” due to tasks that you have postponed, turned down, or delegated (or both), depending on the situation. That right there is the most crucial point. Now it is time to balance that time with actions that will help feed your soul and fill your cup back up to its full capacity. Various people will enjoy different aspects of these activities. Self-awareness and candor are prerequisites for having this knowledge.
For some, it’s both the social aspect of cooking for other people and the solitary activity of reading in peace. For other people, it could be taking their pet for a stroll, giving back to the community, or spending time with their friends. Do whatever makes you happy, but remember to give some thought to your decision. The goal is to restore your energy levels so that you are better able to face the challenges of life head on when you return.
It is easy for us courageous females who are attempting to have it all in terms of our professional or business lives to have the impression that the world’s aspirations of us are excessively high. Our capacity to fulfill these requirements is exceptional; however, in order to do so, we must take responsibility for our time, be kind to ourselves, and ensure that our cup is never empty.