Now a days it is common to hear women “complaining” that they are overloaded, stacked with things to do, not enough time to get things done, living a true daily race. It’s so many responsibilities that they don’t know where to start, it’s a fight against the clock and the frustration when they are unable to do not even half of what they had planned. House, husband, children, work, responsibilities in church and where do you stand in this entire story? You don’t, lol because you don’t have time for yourself. The problem is that this entire situation has provoked in many women stress, irritation, impatience, bad sleep and even health problems. To help you I will give five tips on how to change this situation, please read with attention:
1- Learn to say “No”- I know that for those who like to do everything it is difficult to say “no,” but if you don’t do it you will pay the price and your family will as well. Don’t add more work to your agenda that is already full. If you cannot accept any more responsibility or task, be honest and say that in reality there is no way.
2- Learn to delegate- I know that sometimes we want to do everything so it comes out the way we want or simply not to “bother” someone else, but we have to learn to delegate. Ask for help, share the service and you will see that you won’t feel so overloaded and anxious for having so many things to get done, and insufficient time for everything. Maybe your children could assume some responsibilities at home, maybe you have condition of hiring someone to help you; you could learn to be a more practical woman day by day.
3- Take care of yourself - Many want to “embrace” the world. They increase their responsibilities, sometimes putting weight on others too, and they forget to take care of themselves. Include yourself in your busy schedule, have some time to take care of yourself, to rest, to read a good book, watch a movie with your children, drink a cup of tea with your friends, go out to dinner with your husband. You deserve and need this.
4- Increase your efficiency – Many people think that being efficient is to have many responsibilities. The more tasks they have to perform the more they “show” that they are efficient. Learn to better manage your time and your responsibilities. When we do many things at once, we cannot be excellent in all of them, or perhaps none. We have to do everything running and sometimes poorly done. To increase efficiency is not to increase the workload.
5- Separate what is needed from the additional – What only you can do is your priority. What others can do in your place then leave with them; that would be the extra. The extra charge that you are taking unnecessarily.
Seek in God balance and discipline to your life. What’s the point of wanting to do everything and live nervous, angry, and exploding with everyone; this is neither healthy nor pleasing to God.
“My son, let them not depart from your eyes— Keep sound wisdom and discretion; so they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck. Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.” Proverbs 3: 21-24.
I hope this helps, I would like to read your comments!