Updated: Aug 18
When you feel maxed out it is hard to accomplish anything.
Listen in or read on below for 3 tips to create space and feel more balanced in your life.
Do you ever feel like you have nothing more to give? No more room. You just feel tapped out. Your eyes glaze over when someone asks you to do one more thing. You even decline to do the things you know you probably most need like that workshop on ways to feel less stressed or that wellness program so you can feel like yourself again and maybe finally lose that weight.
We all feel like we are maxed out sometimes. What can we do when we don’t have capacity for one more thing? Here are 3 tips to help you create more space and balance in your life.
What are you a YES for and what are you a NO for? Creating healthy boundaries is something I work with my clients on and they are so important for your well-being. Boundaries are about loving yourself as well as others. They are a beautiful form of self-care. Boundaries are not mean.
We often take on more than we can handle. I feel this is especially true for women and moms. We want to do all the things and help everywhere we are needed. But when we take on too much this can often lead to resentment and anxiety.
What is one thing you could let go of from your busy schedule that may be creating resentment and anxiety? Let it go!
Forgiveness is really an inside job. It acknowledges that our suffering and feelings are real and they do matter. Forgiveness does not have to physically involve the other person. It is the release of resentment or anger. It is not pretending it didn’t happen or giving that person a pass. The one who benefits most from forgiveness is you.
You may have to keep forgiving the same person. I know I did when I went through an ugly divorce. This helped create a healthier relationship between my ex-husband and I. Our children benefited so much that when they were in their 20’s they thanked each of us because they saw what their friends went through with their parents.
What if you made a list of all the people that you want to forgive (don’t forget to add yourself - so powerful) and then perhaps journal or meditate on each person? Don’t be surprised if the list grows. That’s OK. Each person will come up as you are ready to forgive them.
Talk to someone.
It really helps to talk to someone that will just listen and is unbiased. Don’t keep it bottled up. I was reminded of how powerful this is when I spoke to my own coach. (Yes, even coaches work with coaches.) When I got off the phone after working with my coach, I felt a huge release and much needed spaciousness in my mind and my body. I felt such a freedom. I was able to do and create so much more.
When you are at capacity it is like a pitcher of water filled to the very top. It won’t hold any more water. You can’t add one more drop or it will start spilling over. It’s not a fun feeling.
Some of the tips above should help you lower that level of water so you have capacity, feel more balanced and the freedom to handle additional things without feeling maxed out.
Let me know below if these tips will help you or what strategies you find to be most beneficial when you feel at capacity. I would love to hear.
Live life empowered!
Sheri Johnson is a certified Transformational Holistic Health, Wellness and Life Coach in the Central Florida area. She believes everyone deserves an amazing healthy, balanced life, full of energy and feeling fantastic! When you get back on track in life and feel like yourself again then you can easily step into who you truly want to be living out your purpose, passion & what you were called here to do.