Too much on your plate?

March 18, 2019

 

Many people feel overworked, even overwhelmed at work. Do you?

 

'Too much on your plate?'

 

Too much on your plate?

 

How did this happen?
Can’t you give it back?
That was a bit careless
Next time better luck

 

Can’t you delegate?
Do you overcommit?
Are you taken for a ride?
Take a breath and sit

 

Too much on your plate?

 

Share it
Don’t tip it
Eat it
Don’t eat it

 

Don't do it
You can do it
Don't drop it
Slowly chew it

 

Too much on your plate?

 

Don’t be greedy
Put some in the refrigerator
Go on, you reserve it
Have a lighter meal later

 

Go for a walk
Don’t have dessert
Chew a bit of peppermint
Your time and space assert

 

Too much on your plate?

 

Show more resilience
Learn how to cope
Go on a course
And if there is no hope

 

You’d better do a runner
It’s clearly your fault
You‘ve fallen, failed, faltered  
The falling you can’t halt 


(Anon, 2019)



 

 

 

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