Ways to know you are beyond or at capacity (like an elevator):
- Your phone is maxed out of data so you can’t read emails, get image texts, etc.
- Your feel dizzy because you are wearing the wrong contact lens prescription.
- Your bank account is overdrawn.
- All of these happen on the same day.
- You cannot move your legs or pick up the phone because you have been traveling SO much (even if it was fun.)
- You have to cancel (a lot) because you set up your life for a superhuman robot (not you.)
- Your friends and family don’t get all of you: you are on your phone working or on your laptop applying or half asleep trying to stay awake enough to spend time with them.
- You fall asleep with all your makeup on and your black cocktail dress. You wake up feeling ready to go out until you realize it’s 7am.
- You have a constant queasy feeling in your stomach about the future: relationships, job, career. You watch Sex & The City and it makes you feel like you are not the only one.
- A lady on the street tells you (in the middle of it all) that your bag is going to eat you. (?!)
So, now what?
- You ask for help.
- You take a breath and go step by step.
- (After you let yourself freak out a bit. Family is good for this. They will always be there (hopefully.)
- You delete stuff on your phone, ask the bank to remove unnecessary charges, and take out your contact lenses.
- You say no. And you let those you say no to still know how important they are to you. You make a plan with them for the future.
- You reach out for other work, something that will take care of you.
- You ask others to visit you, to call you.
- You laugh at it all. (Also helpful with family.)
- You don’t over schedule next time.
- You schedule YOU time.
- You write.