Being a Type A person and not knowing how to say no is a recipe for disaster, let me tell you. As young women who have goals, ambition, and a lot of work to do, we often look for ways to work harder and harder to prove our worth, make a name for ourselves, bring home a paycheck, and more. However, if you’re anything like me, you often look around and realize you’ve bitten off a bit more than you can chew. So, when you find yourself in that situation, what are you going to do? Here is where to start.
1) Learn to prioritize
This is a must for everyone, but especially for those of us who have a full plate and an overflowing bowl and leftovers in the fridge. Learn to prioritize. Take note of deadlines. Know thyself and know thy work ethic. If it takes you longer to do school work, prioritize starting that before something else. If something doesn’t pay, put it at the bottom of the list, far below your salaried job. I like to take inventory of my commitments every few weeks and look at what is rewarding, what isn’t, what I can and can’t do during evening hours, and what I should be prioritizing for the week ahead to avoid losing my mind.