Simplifying your schedule and the busyness of the day may be crucial to avoid burnout.
Many of us have a list of never-ending commitments. Yet few of us can be healthy or happy without regular periods of downtime. While there is nothing wrong with being busy, those of us who over-commit or over-extended ourselves potentially face exhaustion and burnout. When you feel overwhelmed by your commitments, examine your motivation for taking on so many obligations so you can understand why you feel compelled to do so much. You may discover that you are being driven by a fear that no one else will do the job or guilt that you aren’t doing enough.
To regain your equilibrium and clear the clutter from your calendar, simplify your life by establishing limits regarding what you will and will not do based on your personal priorities.
Determining your priorities can be as simple as making two lists: one listing all activities essential to our life such as work, meditation, exercise and a second list that describes everything you do that is not directly related to your well-being. [Read more…]