Life and stuff: Overcommitted and overwhelmed
‘Would you like to work on this new project?’
‘Wanna catch up for a drink?’
‘Can you help me out on this job?’
No is not a word I use very often. The problem is that I have said yes to so many things that I am completely overcommitted. I have something on nearly every day and night of the week. I am not getting enough sleep, I have a sore throat and I feel lousy most of the time.
I spent all weekend struggling to catch up; cooking, cleaning, washing and organising. Come Sunday night, I sat on the couch with The First Husband and watched a DVD and it was bliss. Sitting down for a couple of hours, as opposed to buzzing around doing things, was just so restful.
I know I need to slow down. My body is telling me (and it’s starting to speak louder – upset stomach, headaches and sore neck and shoulders). I need to make time for my own wellbeing but I don’t even know where to start.
Does anyone have any tips for coping with overwhelm? Care to share?