The 21st century sure seems to have brought a lot of great ideas, projects, and work for people to do. I say that because I've seen quite an increase in number of people who contact me for help on how to juggle all these various activities.
So that everyone can benefit, I'm going to tell you like I tell all those people who call & write: You can get out of this "doing everything" trap and get a lot more done in process. Here's how:
1. YOU CAN'T DO EVERYTHING ANYWAY
Face it: If you could do everything, none of rest of us would have to worry about anything, would we? Truth is that there's always much more to be done than there is time to do it.
When you realize that you're not going to get it all done by yourself it gets a whole lot easier to do what work you do have to do.
2. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT TO DO DOESN'T MEAN IT ALL NEEDS DOING
Closely examine stuff on your "to do" or projects list. Some of it just doesn't need doing. Not now at any rate. And in some cases, not ever.
Don't believe me? Put it at bottom of list and leave it there for a while. You'll see.
3. SAY "NO" MORE THAN YOU SAY "YES"
I don't know why, but it seems like people who are most willing to volunteer for a new project or additional work are ones who just DON'T have time available to do it.