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"I need to exercise more. I think I'll join Curves." = +3 new appointments each week
"I must break this plateau. Maybe a support group will help." = +1 new appointment, a mound of paperwork, and the pressure of a weekly weigh-in
"I want to draw closer to God." = +1 new Bible study appointment, a workbook of unfinished homework, and a bookshelf of unread books
"I should promote the book I just wrote." = speaking & interviews, a blog tour, bookmarks to hand out, emails & letters to write, and social media schmoozing
"My family of 3 - each with distinct dietary needs - is entitled to a home-cooked family meal." = shopping, cookbooks, and good intentions.
When reality stormed in, I discovered that I was only getting to Curves once a week; I was half-heartedly participating in the support group and Bible study; and I was too tired to work on my career goals let alone properly feed my family.
So what's a girl to do? I'm scraping off my plate and portioning new helpings. It's bound to be a work-in-progress, but it's better than a handful of Tums and a padded cell.
To get the comments going... How do you know when you're doing too much? Any advice on balancing it all?