It’s so easy to dismiss the importance of the small actions we take each day in pursuit of our goals. But each one is a triumph, and each one deserves celebration.
If you notice any of these warning signs creeping into your periphery, take heed — you’re on the way to Burnout City. Here’s how to escape.
Holy freakin’ schmoley. The holidays are over, the New Year is here, and we’re all revved up to make it the best, most tail-kicking year we’ve had yet. And if you’re anything like me, you’re staring at your huge list of things you can’t wait to do/make/be this year, and you’re thinking: How in the frack will I have time for all of this?? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: You have the time. Plenty of it. You just aren’t using it right. We Doth Protest “But, Cordelia!” you say. “You don’t understand! I have a job, kids, errands, hobbies, 12 foster cats…I’m absolutely swamped! I’m lucky if I have time to eat!” Well, anonymous italicized commenter I’m imagining in my head, if that really is the case, then you need to trim something, stat. I know ultra-frazzled busyness is a badge of honor today, but you have to at least be able to eat, sleep, and breathe on a semi-regular basis. I mean it. Delegate the errands, foster a few less felines, and learn to be kinder to yourself. I’ll write you a fake doctor’s note if you’re the kind that won’t slow down until someone absolutely orders you to do it. For the rest of you who do have time to eat (and accomplish a few other things), I repeat my original statement: You have the time. Whatever your dream is, whatever you oh-so-wish you could pursue but just don’t know how you’ll manage to squeeze it in, you’ve got time. You’re just choosing to spend it somewhere else at the moment. Don’t make that face at me. I don’t like to think of getting rid of any of my “must dos” any more than you do. But sometimes you have to. It’s a matter…
Some things just throw us into a funk, and the best way to deal with them is to imagine you’re dealing with a petulant toddler.
Productivity is more than being in a state of perpetual motion. If you’re not using your efficiency on things that really matter, you’re actually wasting it.