It’s something I seriously need to start doing! I have this very bad habit of saying yes I can do it, and then I’m too exhausted and have to work overnight (over the weekend… you name it). And then there are those crazy moments when I think: something is definitely wrong here. Recognizing the thin line when the effort is really needed or when it’s too much is really hard and I’ve always struggled with it.
At least this weekend I don’t have any communicator open, yesterday I turned off at 20h (after a crying crisis) and decided to breathe and take my time. I have to say I feel much better now. Yes I do have plenty of work ahead of me, but I need my time too.
Saying yes is very easy, saying no it’s really the challenge and the key point for everything!
And by the way, how do you react to stress? It’s very important to understand our own reactions, and the more I think about it, the more I recognize that I become extremely silly when I’m tired and I have the following reaction toward stressful situations:
So wish you all a great weekend ahead, I’m going now to prepare a big breakfast for both of us. Enjoy it, and always remember to protect your own interests too and say no if you believe you have to say no!