The Power of Five

By Brittni Barcase

A long time ago, I was told that you can only have five priorities on your plate at a time. And, at the time, I had 11 things: I was working 3 jobs, studying to be a yoga teacher, dancing professionally with a dance company, had a boyfriend, friends, family, a dog, and a few other priorities all piled up on top of each other. 

So, naturally, I fought back against this “power of five” because I am a superwoman! I can do it all! I never, ever missed a beat. 

But, man, was I wrong.



Brittni Barcase is a Health Educator at Jewish Community Services.

The Mental Well, an initiative of JCS, is an online community for young adults, created by young adults, who are navigating the highs and lows that accompany their 20s and 30s. To learn more, visit thementalwellblog.org or email thementalwell@jcsbaltimore.org.

Jewish Community Services (JCS) provides programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them achieve their goals, enhance their wellbeing, and maximize their independence.

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