Yesterday, in my therapy groups, people talked about having too much on their plate.
I don’t have too much on my plate to share the meaning of that idiom.
Idiom – Too much on my plate or A lot on my plate or Enough on my plate. Meaning – To be too busy. To have too many things to deal with or a lot of things to worry about. This expression is used to signify that a person has too many different things to cope with.
Coincidentally, there were paper plates in the group room, because of a retirement party earlier in the day. I suggested that people take a plate, write and draw what was on their plate, and then, if they wished, throw the plate away. People threw away plates heaped with politicians, responsibilities, stress, fear, guilt, anxiety, shame, self-doubt, bureaucracies, traffic, abusers, unhelpful thoughts, and (on one plate) Florida.
I had too much on my plate yesterday to take pictures of the plates people created and threw away, but I can share these:
If I didn’t have too much on my plate right now (physical therapy for my shoulder, work, a presentation about my groups, and a live performance of “So You Think You Can Dance”), I’d come up with a pun about home plate.
Do you have too much on your plate to watch this video?
I never have too much on my plate to thank all those who help me create these posts and — of course! — YOU.