I recently slipped back into some bad habits of overcommitting, that held me captive for a bit. As we head into a season of food, fun and festivities, it’s important to remember to take things in carefully, physically, and mentally.
Last month I had to put myself on a “yes” diet. No more filling my plate with saying yes to things that aren’t in alignment with what’s best for me, my family, or my lifestyle. I had a large helping of overcommitments on my plate and it weighed me down. I noticed I became reactive instead of proactive, and I wasn’t enjoying the things I had said “yes” to. I decided to go on a diet and cut some things out of my life.
Maybe you’ve felt that too. This time of the year can be exciting and stressful. Organizations, fundraisers, and activities have ramped up needing volunteers, donations, and commitments to hit their goals, help those in need, and to serve on top of family commitments, and--oh yeah, you probably have a job too!
Fortunately, I was able to make the pivot and you can too.
Here are 3 simple ways to stay energized when you feel the pressure of overcommitment creeping up.