Thought for the day…It has been a tough year! Each time that Covid has started to go away, another stream of it seems to appear. I have just spent the last month knowing 8 people who contracted it, including oldest son. Why am I sharing this? Because while going through all of the stressors of Covid, other things fell to the side and got temporarily “lost”.
None of us are super heroes, we can’t work one full time job as a reporter and then work all night flying around saving people. We don’t have super speed to clean our house, balance our books, get to all our meetings and find out all the new info about Covid (all without breaking a sweat). We are human and when things get overwhelming we need to learn to delegate and sometimes let something go in order to pick it up later.
Not doing everything and learning to say “no” when you have too much on your plate, helps you to deal with those matters that are most important. It is ok to buy treats instead of making them. It is ok to hire a house cleaner for a deep clean instead of trying to do it yourself. It is ok to let the dishes sit in the sink before bed because you can get to them in the morning (or maybe your partner can). Knowing what you have to let go and what you need to delegate to others is an important skill to learn, practice it and use it as needed (during covid I have needed it a lot more often).
I became overwhelmed during the third lockdown and I forgot to delegate, I ended up forgetting some things and even missing an appointment or two (very not normal for me). Right now I am adjusting, delegating and feeling more myself. I am stronger because I realise that I cannot do it all. I am stronger when I get the help I need and am honest about how much stress I am under. Give yourself the time you need to heal and the help you need to get there. Ask for help, delegate, and let go of things that are not as important. We will all get through this very stressful time, let’s do it stronger and do it together (and you may not be able to fly or have super speed, but you can still wear a cape if you want