“Hi. I’m Jackie and I’m a chronic overcommitter. I’ll begin this meeting of the chronic overcommitters by creating a signup sheet for all the things that we need to accomplish tonight. I’ve already signed up for most of them...”
There isn’t a chronic overcommitters groups that I’m aware of, but if there was I would go every week in addition to all the other things I’ve already agreed to do. And let’s be honest...I’d definitely be a group leader too. I mean, if you’re going to attend, why not run the damn thing? Amirite?
If there is one vice that I have worked very hard to shake it is volunteering or signing up for everything. When I see a call for volunteers it’s like getting a fix of overcommitted bliss. I am now in some version of “recovery” for saying yes to everything but I regularly fight the urge to shoot my hand in the air and say “I’ll do it!”