Time To Slow Down If Your Head Is Spinning
I love the post below. I especially love it today because I have not followed my own advice and insights. I’ve over done it. I got stressed and I burned out.
It all hit me yesterday. I’m an excellent multi-tasker and when I’m not watching, I pride myself of such quality. I also – when I’m not watching – pride myself in my never ending search for perfection. Let me qualify “I’m not watching”. It means both of these qualities – multi-tasker and perfectionist – taken to extremes are very detrimental. So I try to keep an eye on myself as not to get my excellent qualities to over perform.
Most of the work I do involves thinking and creating. For such activities time and relaxation is of the essence. But without realizing, in the last few weeks I have become my own slave driver, and yesterday while talking to a friend on the phone I realized my reactions were out of whack and my head was throbbing. I knew it was time to stop and let go.
Keeping ourselves in check to run faster than Superman is a constant negotiation. If we don’t set limits, the world and our selves, will keep asking and demanding more of us. The end result, without question, is an unhappy and unfocused life.
If you have lost your way, know you can take your life back.
Please read on…
The Secrets Of A Simple Life
By Margalit Ward
Do you find yourself rushing from one appointment to another? Do you grab a protein bar or fast food on the way to work without taking time to sit and enjoy a meal? Do you feel stressed or over-committed? If so, you’re not alone. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems, and a 2004 survey by the American Psychological Society revealed that 54 percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives…Continued