A common problem that many people face is that they have a hard time saying no to people, and end up with such a crowded schedule that they’re not able to get everything done when they need to.
In order to be successful, you need to manage your time appropriately and not overbook yourself so much that you end up without any personal time to work on things that you want to do.
A crowded schedule can be an incredible hassle. It can lead to so many problems, both personally and with others. On the personal side, it can cause you to get stressed out, it can be frustrating, and it’ll leave you without enough time to keep working on your success.
With others, you’ll be having to disappoint and upset people when you’re unable to put in full effort. You’ll also have to cancel on some people if their times overlap, leading to someone getting upset.
In order to avoid this, you need to be organized. Whenever you’re making plans with someone, you need to have everything on one calendar or schedule that you can check on to ensure that you’re not putting too much on one day or overlapping it with something else.
You also need to understand what you’re capable of accomplishing in a given day. Everyone works at a different pace, and you can’t always be comparing yourself to someone else who might be more efficient than you.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of you being naturally slower at working, so if you’re cramming your day full of things to do, you’re going to get less done and you’ll burn out faster.
One of the most important things for you to do to avoid a crowded schedule is to be able to communicate and say no when you need to. If you have two things on the same day that conflict with one another, you need to see if one of them can be rescheduled due to prior commitments.
More often than not, people are fine with you rescheduling a bit. Saying no is also a very important skill to learn. As simple as it may seem, it’s actually very difficult for some people to do.
You might not want to let someone down, so you say yes to anyone, but that’s more detrimental for you than it is for anyone else. Don’t be afraid to tell someone that you can’t help them with something if you truly have other things to focus on.