Overwhelm! What to do when it all gets a bit much.
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This week Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland have a chat in response to a question from social media manager Bethany Carter.
“How do you deal with overwhelm? Are there some strategies you can recommend other than taking time off?
I am a self-employed social media manager and I also have a side project sharing sensory and messy play ideas for babies and toddlers (Pumpkin Play).
I am Mum to an almost 2 year-old who is in childcare 2.5 days a week, and I catch up on work most evenings until around midnight once he’s in bed. I love what I do and I don’t want to change it, but sometimes I feel like I really need a break and it’s more stressful to take one than to plough on through.
Being a social media manager makes taking holidays reeeeeeeally challenging, and when I do take time off I always end up having even more work when I return. ALSO whenever I tell my clients I am taking a break, I can guarantee that’s when they’ll demand more of my attention — it’s as though me taking time off has reminded them to check in more often.
Friends in employment are forever telling me to ‘just take a break’ or ‘have some time off’ but it’s not as easy as that is it? I feel like I’m on a high speed train and it’s a wonderful and exciting ride, but occasionally I’d like it to stop and let me off for a bit!
Thanks in advance — a happy, fulfilled, but exhausted DIFTK-er.