Lowering the Bar of Expectation
If you're a high-achieving, accomplishment oriented woman like me you've likely fallen into the pattern of setting the bar really high. You have high standards and demand a lot from yourself. This can often led to overwhelm, burnout, and plain unhappiness. Sometimes the answer lies in lowering the bar.
As an antidote to creeping overwhelm, recently I went through my to-do pile. I selected what seemed like a short list of projects to work on for the coming 3 weeks and ditched the rest. Everything eliminated went off my desk, into a drawer, and out of my mind. When occasionally I thought of one of those activities, I reminded myself it wasn’t on my current agenda.