Sometimes the Answer is "No"
PrioritizeDigging deep and discovering which things are of most importance is going to make it a lot easier to decide which things in life need to be cut out. Finding a balance between doing everything and doing the GREATEST things is key.
Get organizedThere really are only 24 hours in a day (and keep in mind you need to sleep sometime in there, too). So to make the most of your 24 you need to keep a written schedule. Be realistic about how much time each task/event is going to take and don't over-book. If someone asks you to do something and it's going to cut into a previously scheduled item it's time to break out that handy little "no" word. Do you have to be a jerk about it? Heavens no! Just politely explain why you can't and in the end I really think they'll thank you. If you tell someone you can do something and then fall short of your commitment then every body loses. Effective communication is what it's all about. Sugar coating things only makes them sweet for a short time.
Accept the fact that you can't do EVERYTHINGIt doesn't make you a failure, I promise! In fact, it will actually make your chosen endeavors more successful (so don't waste any of your precious time feeling bad about it, okay?)
Take a little "me time"Pay close attention to the signs that your fatigued body and mind are giving you and don't push yourself too hard. If you take care of yourself first you can actually better take care of those around you. Do this and I promise your life will actually feel more productive. You've got this!! XOXO,
Written by: Natalie Gubler