There are only 24 hours in a day!

There are only 24 hours in a day!

A very short post from me this week for a very good reason!

Each week I like to either try and produce some new thoughts to share or to re-visit something I have written in the past which I consider worth looking at again. I enjoy putting my thoughts down, not on paper these days but, here on my website and I’m creating quite an archive which I hope you find useful and worthwhile.

However, I have a lot to get done this week so don’t have a lot of time to devote to writing but that got me thinking about a brief message which I’d like to share with you.

So often I hear people say that they are feeling overwhelmed, over busy or that they are putting an enormous amount of pressure on themselves to get things done or to cram more things into their day than they feel comfortable with.

Some people thrive on that busyness whereas others feel that they are drowning when every moment of the day is accounted for. We are all different with individual commitments and responsibilities in our lives.

Personally, I guess I am somewhere in the middle of the “busyness” spectrum and this particular week there are some extra things which I have committed to doing and that means that something else has to be dropped. Hence the short post!

So my message to you is to remember that you can only do what you can do. You don’t have to do everything and especially, you don’t have to compare yourself unfavourably to those around you who appear to be able to fit so much into their lives.

A useful tool when you are feeling extra busy is to triage your “to do” list and this is particularly useful for those times when you might feel overwhelmed. What is on YOUR list? What has to be done and what can be left or done at a later date.

Give yourself a break and don’t get caught up in the trap of feeling that you MUST do more than you feel able to do. This way you will enjoy the things you choose to prioritise and be able to perform those tasks more effectively.

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