Lifehack: Don’t Overload Yourself

July 9, 2014

Career, Lifehacks, Productivity


Last week, I promised to tell you the last of the 3 Lifehacks that finally allowed me to get through my shift and get work done. But before I share that, allow me to summarize the first 2 Lifehacks:

1. Break down your project into manageable chunks.
2. Do the hard things first.

And the last Lifehack is:

Don’t Overload Yourself.

In this generally lucrative field of working online, most people, me included, are tempted to take on as much projects as possible, in order to make the most money that we can.

However, it doesn’t work that way. At least, not optimally.

Human life is generally limited. We only have 24 hours in a day. And we are wired to need food, sleep, and other basic needs like taking baths, cooking food, and cleaning up. For those who are married and who have children, there is another component they need to deal with: The need to care for family around them.

So, it isn’t really doable, or healthy, to max out one’s 24 hours with work. Thus, only take on what you can, and what will get you by. What puts food on the table and allows you to enjoy life in general. Other than that, you’re really just being greedy, taking on too much, and you’re probably going to work yourself to death by age 50.

Blunt and tactless, but you know, those who’ve tried it and experienced burn out because of overloading can probably tell you how bad the experience was.

I’ve experienced it a few times, too. Never again. I’m happier having enough and working through one debt at a time, just as long as I won’t work myself to death.

If you are the fortunate kind, who was able to find a really great job that pays really well and allows you to breathe, too, then good on ‘ya! 🙂 That’s a blessing; cherish, appreciate and make the most of it. But for those of us who need to work 2 or 3 jobs, scramble to make a little more than enough, there are times when you have to wonder and assess if you really need one more job, or if it’s better to take a step back and just make the most of what’s doable.

Life isn’t cut and dried. There will always be setbacks. Drama is definitely always at the door, ready to knock. So make allowances for that. Don’t overload your life by taking on too much work, be content, and enjoy life a little. 🙂

So, to recap:

1. Break down your project into manageable chunks.
2. Do the hard things first.
3. Don’t overload yourself.

Happy Wednesday, LiveWealthier friends! 🙂

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