“spread yourself too thin. to try to do too many things at the same time, so that you cannot give enough time or attention to any of them”
You’ve just signed up for extra projects at work, said yes to plans for the next five Fridays, and joined 3 new network marketing plans. It feels good to be so wanted, needed, and successful. And yet, you soon start feeling like you’ve spread yourself too thin.
One look at your calendar can confirm the sneaking suspicion. It’s so covered in ink and scribbles and dates that you aren’t sure when your next day off will be. Reality sinks in, and soon you’re filled with terror and dread for your busy, busy schedule.
Sound familiar? It’s normal to want to be all things to all people — the best friend, the hardworking employee, the social butterfly, the helpful neighbor. And yet, saying yes to everything can quickly lead to overwhelm you. – courtesy Bustle
How To Avoid Spreading Yourself Too Thin
So, what’s a usual day like in the life of a Manager?
Well, I hear you say…there’s leading a team, doing the financials, preparing for quarterly performance reviews, doing the quarterly performance reviews, liaising with various parts of the business, negotiating with clients, developing processes to keep up with continuous improvement trends, adhering to OHS responsibilities, doing the school pick up and remembering to pick up the cat food. Of course, you’re flat out doing most of it and most of the time you can keep all the plates spinning but there are times where your favourite boss asks you to take on an extra and rather important project with almost unachievable but imminent timelines. Before, saying yes, ask yourself “how can I avoid spreading myself too thin at work?” – courtesy EvolveScientific