Do you often only end up tackling the first few tasks on your to-do list?
Do you often feel like you’ve been working all the time but still have so many things to accomplish?
You might be an underestimator…
Ok, that sounds worse than it really might be. What I mean by an “underestimator” is someone who does not allow themselves to enough time to complete tasks and simply underestimates how much time something really takes to complete. As someone who can tend to be an underestimator, I know how much trouble this can create- especially as it relates to our topic this month: SELF-CARE.
I will get into some of the positives I have found with being an underestimator later in this blog, but first some of the pitfalls.
- Feeling really overwhelmed at the end of days and weekends
- Simply not getting our work done
- Needing to take a lot of time off or a whole weekend to dedicate to playing “catch up.”
Underestimation might also be a product of feeling really motivated and feeling really capable. I think this has been the hardest part of reining in the underestimating. Knowing I cannot do it all and signing up to do less. The same quality that has likely been a driving force in your success in getting a private practice in order might also hinder your ability to take good care of yourself and “say no.”
We cannot do it all,
Being a good therapist takes a lot of time AND so does being a good business person.
We talk about strategies to rein in underestimating and improve self-care at Launch Wellness all the time…come and join us!