Feeling Over-committed? Spread the Load!

help sign under paperBetween careers, kids, spouses, church, soccer games, and oh yeah, that thing they call leisure, who doesn’t feel like their life is over-committed? As adults we get so caught up in getting ahead, we forget that slowing down to enjoy the view is what gives life its richness. So how do you deal with all the obligations to remain sane and when we’re feeling over-committed, how do we spread the load!


Michael Hyatt, author of the blog “Intentional Leadership,” gives 7 steps on “What to do when you find yourself over-committed.” His tips range from embracing the responsibility you’ve taken to getting enough rest. Like most self-improvement advice, the value in Hyatt’s words depends upon how much effort you put into them. Desire, combined with the internal motivation to change, spawns the commitment it takes to make the transformation.

It Takes Commitment to Feel Less Committed

Seems backwards, but Hyatt’s guide to handling the pressure unravels the solution to keeping yourself composed while getting it all done. In reference to the anxiety over performance, Hyatt quotes Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” If you find solace in music, The Beatles’ famous line, “Let it be” encompasses the same crucial message: control what you can, and all else will fall to fate.

Although worry and anxiety are detrimental, preparedness is a necessity to battle the felling of being over-committed. So here lies the challenge: how do you prioritize your own responsibilities in a way that empowers others to follow suit? We must take the initiative to get organized so that we can lead to our fullest potential. We must live our lives in a way that calls others to action through the example which we set. We should encourage and motivate others to serve. But how?

I don’t claim to be an expert on organization or motivation (like Michael Hyatt :), but I can point you in the direction of help. This is where MemberHub comes into play, of course.  It helps you empower your committees, ministries, teams, classrooms and groups to get organized and contribute! It helps you spread the load instead of doing it all yourself. Our group collaboration software combines emails, text messages, discussion boards, group sign ups, picture sharing, and synchronized group calendars into one tool for each group! Systematically simplifying all branches of your commitment into one solution makes group management easy.

What are some of the ways that you spread the load at your organization? Are you using software for that? As a leader in your community what are you doing to empower others to serve and get organized?


In a day in age where nothing seems simple, easy or straightforward, do yourself a favor, and take advantage of the one thing that is: MemberHub.com. Start a free 30 day trial today!