I had a question recently from a Mareathoner which read:
I’m really good at being busy, like really good, recently that’s come to a head and I know I have to prioritize and slow life down. It’s really hard mentally to get around slowing down and not thinking of myself as lazy because I’ve ALWAYS been on the go as I thought that was the thing to do. Well that doesn’t make me happy, I’m overload and just overwhelmed right now. Because of my personality (Type A perfectionist) I know it’s not something I’m going to be able to do overnight so I’ve given myself to the end of the year to eliminate some things and slow down.
I would LOVE to hear and the things you have done to slow down and feel less overwhelmed.
GIRL! I could talk about this for hours. I chatted about some of my tips in the latest Ask Mare video. While I think it's good to keep busy and be productive and a contributing member of society, that is different. This video focuses on when busy becomes a negative and when you are busy to avoid other things/feelings etc. I hope my advice is helpful.
If you ever have something for me to answer in an Ask Mare, feel free to send it my way!