4 Strategies For Dealing With Over-Commitment

Young woman juggling.

Here are four simple strategies for dealing with stress and over-commitment: Know your priorities, know your manager’s priorities, learn to say no, and delegate often.

In 6 Tips for Getting Your Life in Balance, I explained the importance of setting priorities to achieve the right balance between work (career and ambition) and life (health, leisure, and family.)

However, there are times when commitments can stress you out and stop you realizing your goals. Here are 4 straightforward strategies for dealing with over-commitment.

Dealing With Over-Commitment

Over-commitment is often a source of stress, and dealing with this—whether at home or at work—is to manage your time more effectively and to learn to say no more often.

The following strategies for dealing with over-commitment help free us from stress.

Know your priorities

It’s not surprising that setting priorities leads to a more efficient life. I have five. Here they are in order of importance:

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