Are You Taking On Too Much?

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It’s safe to say that most of us lead pretty hectic, busy lives. One thing that this last year has likely taught a lot of people is that it’s somehow possible to be stuck at home and run off your feet at the same time. The issue is that more and more of us are starting to treat being constantly busy as our normal state of being when, in truth, taking on too much can end up being a serious problem for everything from your physical health to your emotional wellbeing. With that in mind, here are some signs that you might be taking on too much and how to give yourself at least a little bit of a break.


Whether we like it or not, most of us spend the vast majority of our time focusing on work. This has actually become even more of an issue for a lot of people since so many of us started working from home where we can no longer leave work behind at the office. However, it’s just as important as ever to be able to just switch off from work for a while. As important as it may be, if you spend every moment of the day working, you’re just going to end up burning out and causing yourself some serious problems down the line.


We all want to live in a clean and comfortable environment and taking care of your living space is always going to be important. The issue is that a lot of people end up taking the pressure of keeping their home in order entirely on themselves. If you want to make sure that your home is taken care of without overly burdening yourself then the most obvious thing that you can do is to share those responsibilities between you and the rest of your family. The saying “many hands make light work” might be a cliche but it’s still absolutely true.


Taking care of your family is likely to be one of your absolute highest priorities, but it can also be a big challenge. This is especially true when you have an extended family that you’re also looking out for. Many of us are caring for older family members and this can often put a lot of added pressure since it requires taking a great deal of time out. It’s something many of us are happy to do but it might be a good idea to look into things like a consumer directed personal assistance program. That way you can be there for the older people in your life without having to worry about the added pressure of dividing your time between that and work.

The reality is that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get absolutely everything done. You need to be sure that you’re taking the best possible care you can to prioritise the things in your life. From spending time with the people you care about to staying fit and healthy wherever you can, finding where your priorities lie is so important that it’s something that you simply can’t afford to ignore.