Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It's no secret that I'm a time-lord scheduling, planning, time management These are my strengths but with every strength, there is a flipside so although I can schedule myself within an inch of my life and be prolific as all hell, I can also spread myself way too thin and realize it way too late ohh nooooo, wait noo I don't, no, I don't like this So, having been someone who takes on too much, too often Here are the signs that I look for that usually trigger this realization for me and some helpful ways to adjust Number one you're exhausted all the time Whenever I find myself exhausted all the time, I try to always schedule relaxation whether that means I have to cancel or reschedule a previous commitment it's worth it, because if you're dead tired, you're not going to do anything productive Two you're stressed out, all the time Whenever I'm stressed out, I know that that means I have to slow down So my favorites right now are: drinking a cup of tea, and going for a small walk outside or sitting down and petting my cats for five minutes 'cause normally when you get really stressed out, it also comes with headaches right? So, you really just have to slow down and breathe Three you forget to eat Oh! It's 6PM already? Pfft! Time for breakfast! Don't forget to eat! I do this all the time, it'll be like so late in the day and I feel really upset and sad and angry and I'm like "Why do I feel this way?" and then you're like "Oh yeah, I forgot to eat" Don't do this Four You're forgetful and drop the ball on things [smack] I hate, hate, hate whenever I'm not at the top of my game If I'm missing meetings or I'm forgetting things that are said in emails I know that it's time for me to take a look at everything that I'm doing and start trimming some stuff because if you're doing everything horribly, you don't want to be doing it at all Five you wish for the sweet release of death or at least a nap Please time, *sob*, just slow down or stop and I swear I will worship you as the one true god of all gods *cries* I don't wanna...*cries*...I don't wanna, *cries* This one's really hard for me, my tendency is to stay up all night and try to finish all the work that I have to do but now I'm trying to go to sleep at a decent hour and just wake up earlier and more refreshed to finish it because lack of sleep is a nightmare and you become a monster for the rest of the day I wanna do everything all the time but life is long, you know? You have to pace yourself Realistically, you can accomplish three to five goals every day and it is quality over quantity. You want to be giving one hundred percent of yourself to everything that you're doing Not ten percent to a bunch of stuff because you've taken on too much I hope this helps I'm Anna Akana Stay awesome, Gotham Thank you so much to Skillshare for sponsoring today's episode I love learning, you know whether it's taking a pole class, an aerial class, learning a new instrument, or even just knitting I love expanding my skillset and challenging myself so Skillshare is an online learning community for creators with over 15,000 classes in photography, design, art and more Everyone can take a class, try a project or even teach a class themselves I've been really wanting to get into painting lately so taking the fine arts classes has been great to kind of learn acrylics and see all the ways you can use this very diverse paint You can check out the link in my description box for a free 2-month trial with unlimited access to learning Thanks Skillshare! Bye!