As I was thinking about my New Year's Resolution last week, this quote came in handy. We don't have to do it all. In fact, we shouldn't. The price we pay for trying to do it all is either stress & anxiety or doing too many things halfway.
My friend Sharon recommended a book called Essentialism which speaks of trade offs. Anytime you say "yes" to something, you are saying "no" to something else. It is a hard habit to break, but I am working on making less commitments & scheduling space for down time. How nice is it to wake up on a Saturday & be totally spontaneous or do nothing. I am also a fan of outsourcing.
The next time people are coming over for dinner & you've had a crazy day at work (or even if you didn't!), order take out, and feel proud of yourself for not trying to do it all.