Feeling overwhelmed? Learn the power of the word ‘no’…

Hi I’m Jen Edge, and this is the Insider Edge. Today I’d like to talk to you about a really common problem that I’m finding a lot of women, in particular, are struggling with and they’re feeling overwhelmed. Now why do you get to this point of overwhelm? Well it’s because you’ve got so many balls up in the air, that you’re trying to juggle, that you just can’t cope and the reason that we do this is…why do we get overwhelmed? Well it’s because we over commit. 

Does this sound like you…maybe? Well the thing is, this is pretty common for a lot of women. I find that I’ve heard this from my clients and also other women that I’ve talked to and worked with and the reason why we do this is…why we overcommit…well because we can’t say no. That little word with two little letters. We just can’t say no a lot of the time. Why can’t we say no? Well because we’ve become yes people, right? 

We’ve been told that as women we can do anything but we’ve misinterpreted that as that we need to do everything. Well we all know that this isn’t true but the problem is when we over commit we end up not doing any of those things particularly well. And look I’m no you know, I’m not perfect I’ve done this many times before and it’s not until I’ve actually started to drop my performance and I’m thinking oh my goodness like I’m not doing any of this well, that I’ve realised that I’m over committing! 

So basically all you need to do is be more aware of the decisions you make…so when someone asks you to do something or an opportunity comes up make sure that it’s in line with the things that you value in life, the things that you actually, that are a priority to you. Make sure that they’re in line with those things because then you won’t feel guilty about saying no. Because you’re saying yes to the things that you really value in your life and one of those things really has to be yourself right. You have to value and honour what it is that you need to do so that you can live life to the best of your ability. 

So that’s all from me for now, if you wanted to comment I’d love to hear from you or share this piece if you think that someone may benefit and just remember that you will have the power to steer your own course towards greater vitality, more energy and a fantastic healthy lifestyle.

I’ll talk to you soon…bye for now.