EP 125: How Full is Your Plate?
On today’s show, Erika and I reveal some BIG news! We have a new intro, a longer show (thanks to all of your many requests!) AND, a new podcast producer–welcome Don!
I share our personal story of how I stressed for months about making changes, the fear of the unknown, and finally taking a leap that will allow us to grow. Through this process, I learned that by being vulnerable, and sharing our mental overload, it frees us to be our best, most authentic selves.
Mental Overload looks different to everyone. It can range from trying to run a business by yourself, to keeping everyone’s schedule organized, to figuring out what to make for dinner. (Here’s a little secret, mental overload is another form of Calendar Clutter!)
Although these may seem benign on the surface, carrying the mental load will eventually catch up with you. We talk about the dangers of being the “bottleneck,” and the ripple effect of resentment, frustration, guilt, and shame that often result when we finally reach our breaking point. So, What Can We Do?
1. WRITE IT DOWN
- What are the areas only you can do?
- What are the things you want to do?
- What tasks can you delegate?
- Stop relying on memory! (there are lots of apps out there!)
2. BE HONEST
- Know your limits
- Are you doing too much?
- Are things falling through the cracks?
- Are you snappy at your kids/spouse?
- Do you feel resentful?
3. DELEGATE & MOVE ON
- Let it go!
- What would happen if you didn’t do X
- Lose the Guilt (there is no prize for the longest to-do list)
- There is power in asking for help
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Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
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