Spreading yourself too thin

For those of you who have been following this blog for a while now, first of all thank you very much! Your support means everything to me, and I hope you stick around for the journey.

Secondly, you may have got the impression by now that I am a bit of an over-achiever. Someone who is ambitious, and wants to do the most. While I don’t want to sit here and pat myself on the back too much, generally these traits are seen positively in our society. But what about the dark side to that?

For many years I had to battle with the perfectionist side of me. The side of me that pushed me to do great things, but at a great cost. And no, not a financial cost, but a tax on my overall wellness. Ironically, becoming a health and wellbeing coach and starting this project may not have been the best thing for my health and wellbeing!

Of course, I am joking. I get a lot of enjoyment out of sharing my stories and giving health advice. I get a lot of fulfilment out of providing information, that aims to help you support yourself. I also get to put on workshops that support my local community. All of these things I am grateful for.

Spreading yourself too thin can cause undue stress, and we all know that too much stress is not good for you. Sometimes it is unavoidable, and is a lesson in building resilience. But when you do have a choice, I urge you to take stock of your priorities at this present moment.

So whats my point? Basically, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious, and wanting to do more. But when more becomes too much, recognise that, and do something about it. Putting your health and wellbeing first is nothing to be shameful of.

What do you think? Do you have a tendency to spread yourself too thin? How do you manage your stress? Let me know in the comments below!

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