You are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. You are beginning to dread every activity and you know this is not the person you want to be.
You have a difficult time saying “no.” I know, it feels like letting others down and that you’re responsible if needs go unmet. I’ve been there too.
Your desire to help and love is a good thing, but letting it go unchecked is beginning to take its toll. You’re beginning to see its affect on you and your loved ones.
Through circumstances beyond my control, I had no choice but to take a rest. The nice pile I had made on my plate was quickly cleared.
In hindsight, I see that I had taken on more than was good for me or for others. The toll it took on me, my family, and my relationship with God was really evident.
I would not wish the same thing to happen to you — I do admit it was quite unpleasant — but this trying time eventually revealed to me that I had a choice and I began to make conscious decisions to effect change in my life.
I decided to put more time and effort into my relationships.
I established healthy boundaries that actually make me more free to do what I truly wish to do.
I have become much more present when I am with friends and family.
I moved from a human doing to a human being.
You have a choice, too, and you can take steps now to balance your life and
gain some more margin between all the things.
Being busy isn’t so bad when you’re doing what you know you’re created to do!
Tomorrow is full of possibilities. I’d love to partner with you in your journey to a more manageable life and living it on purpose.
A zero-commitment inquiry call is a great way to get your questions answered.
Leslie Newman has been married to her husband, Steve, for 27 years, and they have two adult children.
She has a BS in Special Education, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and 30+ years of experience teaching in public, private, and home school settings. She has also enjoyed teaching preschool music classes, piano lessons, and children’s choirs. Her hobbies are reading, writing, and enjoying nature.
Leslie is passionate about Life Coaching. She offers individual coaching to help women manage commitments and find balance in life. Leslie abides by the ICF Code of Ethics. She is currently working toward her CPLC Coach Certification from Professional Christian Coaching Institute and her ACC Coach Credential from the International Coach Federation.
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