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Ever try to fit too much into your day?

Do you feel like you should be doing more, but at at the same time you have absolutely no capacity?

You get to the end of your day and there’s still a mountain of things left to do.

Meanwhile, you haven’t dedicated any time to your mental or physical health.

A new email just came in. Someone’s knocking on the door. Your watch vibrates with a text message. Your computer displays a reminder of a meeting coming up in 15 minutes.

We say yes to too many things, don’t think carefully about what really matters, and try to fit too much into a day.

Is it any wonder we feel overwhelmed?

Aaron Dowd joins me on today’s show to talk about overcoming mental overwhelm.

Highlights, Takeaways, & Quick Wins:
  • Recognize that everything you do has a cost.
  • Write out all of your commitments, and write out the expectations others have of you.
  • Realize the only expectations others have of you are the ones you allow them to have.
  • You can’t remove commitments you can’t see.
  • When your commitments no longer serve your goal, it’s time to make a change.
  • If you’re thinking about the things you need to do while you’re trying to do them, that’s when you get stuck.