I’m very busy everyday, with work, with family... I am tired, exhausted. I thought I had been fighting for what I want, but now I not am sure any more. I am so lost! There are so many things waiting for me that I have no choice. I want to stop but I just can’t. Can you tell me what to do?
30 years old, manager, Mr. always-busy,
Wow, you are very busy! Everywhere you turn there is someone or something that is begging for your attention. From work that never ends, family that needs your love, friends that you haven’t seen, housework, laundry, and cleaning! Oh, it all very quickly adds up and it’s easy to forget what you are fighting for.
How to pull yourself out of this crazy spiral and gain back control over your life? Your question makes me think of the late, Stephen Covey, the author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” And as he recently passed away, let's make sure we remember his timeless advice that is as simple as it is obvious:
The good news is that time is fair to everyone. We all have 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, no matter who you are. Happy and successful people are the ones who CHOOSE TO MAKE 1st THINGS FIRST. Have you?
Finally, if you are really truly tired and exhausted, choose to STOP! It’s like driving a car without brakes... You’ll either crash or run out of gas and neither will get you to your destination! So perhaps the first-1st thing is to simply take care of yourself. TAKE GOOD CARE of yourself. Refuel with a tea break and a friend, or simply send me an email and figure out your real 1st things. Email me your 1st thing Olivia@revtc.com now!