You’re running around like crazy trying to do everything: getting the groceries, picking up the kids, running errands for your organization, getting dinner, going to the gym, [fill in your never ending to do list]. You are freaking exhausted. I know you are. Me too! The one thing we women don’t seem to ask for is help. We tend to want to take on everything on our own. “I am woman, hear me roar.” Which honestly doesn’t make sense, don’t lions roar and are, well, male. Just a thought but I digress. I’m truly not sure where this idea came from that women have to be able to handle everything but that is just truly ridiculous. Come on, aren’t you tired of trying to do everything yourself? I know I am.
Delegate some stuff to someone, woman! I know what you are thinking: “I can’t ask because so and so would say no.” Are you really sure they would say no? Unless you have already asked them, and they did say no you can’t prove it. And, if that is the case, then ask someone else.
And while we are on the subject of no, what are you doing that you need to just say no to? I am totally going to put out there that you are taking on more responsibility than you need because you have a hard time telling someone no for fear you are letting them down. Or you may do more than your share of work because you have made up in your mind that you are the only one who can do it. Maybe you are the only one who can do it the way YOU want it done but that thought could be keeping you running yourself into the ground. Let go of the control to have things go the way you want.
Your stellar assignment
Look at your to do list. What can you delegate to someone else or just say no to? Even if it’s a small thing.