Show Notes

Episode 248: Personal Capacity (Redux)

We first published this episode back in February 2019. It feels more relevant than ever in our post-pandemic world.

If you feel you should be running at 100 percent capacity, you’re not doing yourself any favors. This week Janine and Shannon discuss personal capacity and how making sure you’re giving yourself plenty of room capacity-wise can help you be happier and less stressed.

Discussion topics include:

  • How personal capacity is like the memory capacity of your computer or phone – when you fill it up, everything slows down
  • The fact that it’s unreasonable to expect that you can function at 100 percent capacity
  • How unnecessary thoughts can take up valuable personal capacity
  • Letting go of worry so that you can use that energy for more important things
  • The many things that factor into personal capacity, including having a realistic perception of how long something will take
  • Managing your own expectations of what you can get done in a given amount of time
  • Setting yourself up for success with a realistic task list
  • Ways you can expand your capacity (hint: stop overthinking and close up your loops)
  • Getting stuff out of your head and onto paper (or pixels) to free up your brain


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