I am sure you have heard that old saying, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. Life can be kind of like that. Some days go smoother than others and the terrain is nice and even. No coaching needed, self care is in top of mind, no worries on this road, everything is copasetic. Nothing but smooth sailing here so why not add a couple more details, tasks or errands (eggs) to our day?
So we add one more thing and one more thing and then our basket/day is pretty darn full. NO worries at all, just keep it nice and level and proceed with caution. Then, all of the sudden, it happens. One too many eggs, one bump in the road, one call to prevent closing down at the preset hour and CRACK goes one of the eggs.
When this happens do you toss out the entire days’ worth of egg gathering? I would hope not! Simply remove the egg so it doesn’t scramble up and run all over the rest and carry on. Keep your mindset in tack, of course you have to deal with a little mess. While it might hold you back for a bit or maybe slow things down, that’s okay, you can deal with it. However, if you chose to leave that cracked egg in your basket and as you went forward with your day the crack (problem) got bigger and began to run over and onto the other eggs, now you really have problem. How do you know when you need another basket?
Sometimes you have to gather all the eggs together and ride it out. Some days you hit a bump and crack an egg so you rearrange and do your best or ask for another basket, aka, assistance. Other times it is best to have a couple of baskets on hand to put fewer and the more delicate eggs into. If you are one of those people who believe you have to do it all and you must do it yourself, you will end up with a few cracked eggs from time to time. This is a good time to make to re-evaluate and consider a different direction, delegate or choose priorities and sometimes add another basket.
We all need a little help from time to time, please don’t go it alone when it is clear a little help, extra basket, will make the ride on even rough terrain a little gentler.