We’re all familiar with busy times. Whether you’re in a day job, have a family or are running a business, we all know what busy times are like. We juggle multiple commitments and go through the peaks and valleys of busy times and quiet times.
There are times where we will feel overwhelmed, unsure of how we will get everything done and keep everyone happy. We all know it’s important to look after ourselves, but sometimes this can be challenging because we feel like it’s coming at us all at once.
Sometimes it feels like we’re unable to move forward because all we see in front of us is this mountain of busy times that we need to climb. It can get a bit too much and we don’t know how to keep juggling.
Fear not, as soon as you’re over the mountain, there will be a valley.
In the meantime, I’d like to share some survival tips for busy times to make your mountain a bit less stressful to climb:
It sounds simple, but it’s really important that you learn to say no. Whether it’s a new client, especially if they’re not your ideal client or when you’re fully booked, or whether it’s an invitation to yet another birthday party. It is completely safe and ok for you to say no.
Your life, state of mind and well-being is much more important than pleasing everyone who wants a piece of you. Before you say yes next time, stop and re-evaluate your goals and desired feelings. Will this contribute to your life? Will this make you feel good? Does this align with what you want and stand for? Is the world going to end if I say no?