How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much

I complained to my friend the other day that I have too much on my plate right now. I’m a full time student, a full time blogger, and a full time event planner (I have three events coming up next week). My friend responded, “Well, you are saying it every time I speak to you within the last seven years.” Her comment forced me to think about how much responsibility I constantly take on myself. It’s not that I don’t know how to say ‘no,’ there are just too many great opportunities…

My mom also says that I have worn too many hats since… early childhood. I was one of those kids that attends all of the extra curricular activities, spends time on her hobbies, and manages to read books in between. I guess I developed the habit of multitasking way too early in my life and never stopped doing it (I am still multitasking while getting ready) . However, I always feel that I need to do just one thing at a time.

Recently, I changed my strategy and forced myself to say ‘no’ more often. I really wanted to work on a very exciting charitable event, but I forced myself to decline. I was brainstorming about another major exhibition, but I delayed the project until next year. The list is long and the opportunities are coming each day, but I concentrate only those that really fit into my plan. I don’t know where this mono-tasking will lead me, but I feel that it is something that I really enjoy right now.

How about you guys? How many projects at a time are you able to handle?

  • Ellen Smith

    I think it’s really important to say no and to learn how to decline things.
    Sometimes being busy isn’t always the best for us and can leave us feeling worse.


    • I can’t agree more, Ellen! Honestly, I love to be busy, but it is time to be busy with one project only. Thank you for your support, dear! It means A LOT to me! xoxox

  • I’m the complete opposite and I can’t multi task, not even at the smallest task. I do think it’s wise that you’re learning to say no, maybe you’ll be less stressed that way?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I thought I was pretty good at multi-tasking, and then I had my daughter…

    These days, I try to say “no” more often, because every new thing I take on is time I take away from her. So I blog, I work full-time (around 50-60 hours a week), I am a mum, I try to work out at least three times and still try to figure out when I am supposed to sleep.

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I can’t even imagine how much more complicated/busy it is when you have a baby… When a life of a cute little thing depends on you, it is a different level of responsibility. I am truly inspired by those women that manage to handle it all. I honestly cannot imagine how it is possible.

      Your story is so inspiring! Not only you are a go-getter and a wonderful writer, you are also an incredibly beautiful woman. You are such an inspiration for me!

  • reneejessome

    I have a really hard time saying no. Although I never have nearly as much on my plate as you do!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • I agree, saying ‘no’ is not easy. You don’t want to offend people, you feel it is not nice, you are a bit shy, you want to ‘underpromise and overdeliver’ etc. Why do you think it is difficult for you, Renee, to say ‘no’?

  • Smile51

    Beautiful lips

  • GoFashiondeals

    sometimes the best thing is to say no. If there is a lot on your plate some times you have to say no and focus on what you already have going on. 🙂

  • Amanda Amaya

    I very much understand this. I too am an overachieving, too many hat wearing, perfectionist. I am also learning that saying ‘no’ doesn’t mean you aren’t doing your best, it just means you’re a human with only so many hours in a week.

  • Antonio Garcia

    Nice lips
    My Nutrition