Monday, September 14, 2009
What a week it has been. September is here and I am dealing with getting back into a routine since I am back off the road. Exercising mind and body is where it's at and there's nothing better than whipping both into shape. A friend of mine told me how it worried him about projects he had left at work to the point he lost sleep at night. I told him he had to learn the secret of leaving work at work and learning to practice "living in the moment".
A lot of people are that way and here are some suggestions for dealing with the anxiety of not "getting it all done":
1) Make plans. Break up what you have to do into long and short term goals. Once you get the goals down, everything else will be easier.
2) Budget your time into blocks. Leave room for leisure and time for things you enjoy doing. The old adage "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" may sound old hat, but your mind does need time to reflect and works better when you do something you enjoy doing.
3) Meditation and other relaxation techniques. Doing these daily even if for only a few short minutes gives your mind a chance to relax and let go of items that cause stress.
4) Accept the idea that you are human. There will be limitations to what you can do so accept it, move on and make changes to acheive what you can.
When you can't get it all in, think about Don Quixote chasing the windmills and ask yourself if you aren't trying to do the same. If the storm clouds of life are getting you down, wait until the skies are clearing and try again. I guarantee you will get it worked out and accomplish more.
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