As multi-talented individuals we have an expectation that we can do it all, by ourselves, no help and perfectly now. Our first step is to become aware of this expectation we have for ourselves. In trying to do it all we may experience – anxiety, overwhelm, exhaustion. The body will give us messages to slow down, breathe, and assess what it going on. With awareness, then we can assess. Develop a ‘to do’ list and decide what absolutely needs to be done, what can be eliminated. Now who else can help to get these things done – delegate. Prioritize those items on the list that you personally need to do and regulate them within a realistic schedule. This is a process to manage those multitudes of tasks.
Another aspect is we have personal and professional needs in relationships with family, friends, colleagues, co-workers, others we come in contact with. Part of communication is the ability to ask for what we need as well as responding to others needs. Value lies in giving and receiving. Out of respect for others to give (as we well know from our personal experience is a need) we can ask for what we need and respectfully accept the assistance in return. This is part of the art of connecting.
Looking at another facet of needs – the intention of the universe is to fulfill our basic needs and our dreams. We then benefit from knowing our values and are we living by them. We also, are aware that we have abilities to solve problems and endure challenges. Life is a full experience of the ups and the downs. However, we are worthy of having are needs met. We identify those needs clearly and visualize the many options that are possible to meet those need s, while simultaneously being open to possibilities that we have not thought of. When we trust ourselves, by knowing ourselves, our values, then the needs we ask for are honored in ways we cannot imagine.
Trust yourself in knowing who you are and what is important to you. Know your abilities, know your limitations, and know your values. In knowing, trust you can present your needs, whatever they may be – assistance, food, shelter, cash flow, guidance, connections, vacations and life will present options for meeting those needs. We have needs. Dare to ask.
This is tools for life with Dr. Edith Johnston at DareWhimsy.com. To explore more with Dr. Edith wander over to HowToInLIfe.com