It’s good to keep busy, but overdoing it can have a negative effect on both your physical and emotional health. Not sure if you’re doing too much? Check out these seven signs that you have too much on your plate!
- You aren’t sleeping enough.
Your sleeping patterns are easily affected by your schedule. If you find yourself cutting down on sleep to make more time for other tasks or lying awake at night worrying about getting everything done, you probably have too much going on. You need sleep to function at your best, so rearrange your schedule to make it a priority.
- You can’t remember the last time you saw your friends.
If you just can’t seem to make time for your loved ones, there’s a good chance you’re trying to take on too many things at once. While your social life can’t always come first, spending time with people you care about can have a positive impact on your emotional health, so do your best to set aside time to spend with your friends and family.
- You have a hard time focusing.
When you’re trying to do too much, it’s hard to give anything your full attention. If you’re struggling to focus on a day-to-day basis, you may need to reprioritize what you have on your schedule and give the things that matter the most your complete focus before moving on.
- You’re forgetting things.
Everyone forgets things from time to time, but if things start slipping through the cracks on a daily basis, it may be a sign that you have too much on your plate. As a short-term solution, keep a planner or notebook with you and write down important tasks so you won’t forget them. In the long-term, you may want to cut back on the number of things you commit to doing.
- Your appetite has changed.
Stress can have a serious impact on your appetite. If you find yourself hungrier than normal or you’ve lost your appetite, you may want to consider that stress from doing too many things may be the culprit. Do your best to cut back or take a break, and if your appetite doesn’t return to normal, you may want to speak with your doctor about possible causes.
- Your health is taking a backseat.
When you have a lot on your plate, your physical wellbeing may end up taking a backseat to other concerns. You’re less likely to dedicate time to eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep when you’re focused on other things. But it’s not selfish to make taking care of your health a priority! In fact, if you want to be your best for the people in your life, you need to pay attention to your physical health, so find time to focus on it.
- You feel overwhelmed.
This one may seem pretty general, but if you feel overwhelmed on a daily basis, you’re probably trying to do too much. Try to cut back on the number of things you have on your plate and use these tips to get through tough days and work on your emotional health in the meantime!
Doing too much can take a toll on your health, so work hard to keep your life as balanced as possible. For more tips for transforming your life physically, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!