“Putting too much on your plate” might be my middle name right now. I talked in a previous post about when everything in life seems to happen at once, and oh it did. I somehow am now working 3 part times jobs (two are from home), taking 4 regular college classes and 1 minimester class, all while still making free time for the things I love. And although it can get stressful at times, I couldn’t be happier! If you’re like me and seem to put or have too much on your plate, here are some tips to help!
You need down-time to do not much of anything. But when you’re running around trying to complete a bunch of tasks, it can be easy to forget about it until the end of the day when all you want to do is go to bed. Schedule in some time during your week to do not much of anything. Lounge around, read a book, go for a walk or just take a nap.
There is no way you can do it all. Everything in life is a balancing act, but sometimes one more thing just tips everything over. It’s important to know when you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, and when that happens it is probably time to drop something. Figure out what should go first based on what is more important in your life, what you need, and what aligns with your goals.
For me, if it all gets too much since this is my first week juggling all of these things, I already know which job will be the first that has to go. This is mainly due to the fact that college comes first and the other two jobs pay more.
If you don’t look after yourself and take time to relax, eventually you will burnout. Take some time every day to focus on yourself: a skincare routine for mornings or evenings that gives you time to relax, making sure you get to bed with plenty of time to get 8ish hours sleep (let’s be honest- this isn’t possible every night), time before bed to read, a good lunch every day. It’s the little things that can really help you through the busy, stressful times.
We all get pent-up emotions when we’re stressed, and honestly, there is nothing better than having a little rant to someone you trust about how you’re feeling and everything that is happening at the moment. Getting it off your chest is one of the best feelings.
I hope these tips help and that everything isn’t too stressful for you all at the moment!