I was always one of those people who said ‘yes’, even if the impossible was asked. In 2000 I worked at an advertising agency where every job was urgent. We juggled and worked late to meet deadlines that the account managers had promised. It was normal to be presented with several jobs all being needed ‘yesterday’. Then one day one of my colleagues* simply asked which was most urgent? To which the reply was ‘all of them’. She replied, ‘but I can only do one at a time’. Before this I felt it was my job to take on other people’s stress. It was true, we could only do one job at a time and to think otherwise was counter productive🤦♀️.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t trying to get out of work, but what a simple lesson. Now any time I get overwhelmed, I remind myself I can only do one thing at a time and so long as I’m doing one thing, I’m working my way through things. I’m a big believer in lists, and make one every morning. I then number everything with an expected finish time beside each task. Work, laundry, break, shopping; it’s all in there and you know what, I get through everything, at my own pace.😉☺
t’s important to teach kids not to get overwhelmed. Only last week I started to teach my kids how to pace themselves and not to get overwhelmed when faced with tasks. I hope when it comes to them working in a high paced job, they’re better prepared and able to handle the pressure. ✨
Believe in Fairy Elle. She believes in you. 🧚♀️