Are You Too Busy To Help Yourself? Are You Going To Burnout?


So many of us are very busy people. We have so much pressure on us every day to get things gone. Many of us are highly stressed. If you are a mother at home with children, there is so much to do.

Looking after children on their own is enough but most of you have to cook, clean, shop, iron as well. Household chores need to get done but do they have to get done every day?

Is it possible that you can take the pressure off of yourself and give yourself a schedule where the jobs still get done and you get some YOU time as well?

For those of us that work full time, there is so much pressure on us to get so much done. We are expected to be superhuman. Most of the time we put this pressure on ourselves.

The stress levels in society are increasing, we are expected to do so much more during a day than our ancestors ever did, yet we have the same amount of hours in a day.

When I was a child my mum stayed at home and looked after us kids. That was her job, but now we are expected, as women, to do the full time mum job as well as having a career.

I ask you… What do you get out of being so busy?

What I mean by that is do you get a high from getting all of this work done? Do you stress yourself out and overwork so you get people saying “Thank you” to you.

Do you stress yourself out because you have little self worth and value others over yourself? Do you think everyone else is much more important than you?

The reason I am asking this is, this is what I used to do. I did not value myself and always put others first. I ended up with adrenal exhaustion because I was constantly stressed. I have had to learn how to look after myself.

I have had to learn that I can’t do every job I set myself every day. Sometimes I fail to get things done! That is OK. I did not die, the world did not end.

I did not hurt anyone. Instead there is a little more dust on the furniture than normal, or one less article written, or I spend less time helping people.

I have learned that if I don’t put myself first I am in no fit state to help others. I am anxious, stressed out and then snap at the people around me. When I am like this I am hurting the people I love. This is not something I like to do.

I am naturally someone who does not sit still for long and I am good at multitasking and I love what I do. I am so passionate about what I do that time flies by and it is easy to forget ‘my time’.

I now take time for myself daily. It might not be as long as I like but I do it daily. It takes practice and to be honest it is something I am still working on. Some days I schedule ‘my time’ and ‘lunch time’ into my diary to remind me.

What is the one thing you can do for yourself each day? If you want some suggestions read this article I wrote on 5 ways to relax in 5 minutes or less.

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Sharon WhiteSharon White

If you would like to learn more and work with me one on one I would love to work with you. I am passionate about people having a voice, being heard and creating the change you want in your life.

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