Your phone rings, and you pick it up right away. You get an E-mail or text alert and stop what you’re doing to respond. Somebody asks you for a favor, and your answer is always “yes.”
If any of these behaviors sound familiar, you’re probably way, way too accessible.
Being available for a friend or being willing to pitch in is a truly admirable quality. But constantly living your life that way comes with a cost.
You can never be everything to everyone, so people are invariably left disappointed. And things you would have liked to have accomplished — or even those things you promised other people you would do — well, they never get done.
So its time to stop being so accessible! It’s time to find that perfect balance of being a warm, generous person while taking care of yourself and prioritizing your time.
Here’s how you do it . . . [Read more…]