Our society credits women with being talented multi-taskers. Although that can be true to a point, you still have a breaking point. You’re still human and can only handle so much.
So, what should you do when the number of hats you wear is about doing you in?
Here are a few quick, bail-you-out ideas.
Women: Just Say ‘No’
Yep. The same way you say “no” to drugs.
That saying’s nothing new. You’ve heard it thousands of times. But are you practicing “the art of no”? That’s the more important question.
There’s no special prize for doing the most things. After all, what good is it if you’re so overloaded that you no longer can do anything well?
And what good is it if you wake up dreading every day of your life because you have too much on your plate? You’ll soon wonder what the point of it all is.
Closely evaluate what must be done and what’s not important. As good as volunteering each week is, are there more important things that are being neglected as a result?
Decide what you can cut out and do it. Then, watch your quality of life quickly improve.
Carefully guard your time and decide if you should say “no” when asked to do one more thing.
Even good activities aren’t good if you have more than one person can handle.
Manage All Your Hats by Delegating
Another thing you can do is find others to help you.
Businesses unashamedly practice delegation all the time.
You can do the same thing in your personal life.
This means getting your kids to assist you with tasks. If your family isn’t used to helping you, things need to change.
It can seem like more work at first to ask for help. But in the end, it’s far more work not to.
Plus, doing all the work yourself is frustrating and lonely.
Maybe there’s a task you do outside of the home that you no longer have the time to do. Ask someone with the necessary skill set to take over that task.
Do Less to Do More
In America, we’re often ridiculously busy. Women have mastered the ability to have never-ending responsibilities.
Intentionally try to do way less and discover something important.
You’ll realize that less is more. No, you’re not defined by how much you do. You’re more than a robot with thousands of tasks to accomplish.
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