Stress?? I know some would say, what stress? You have so much going for you. And I do have so many great things in my life; a 24 year relationship with my husband, I do what I love for a living, I work for wonderful bosses. I love where I live (my apartment, my neighborhood).. All these this are wonderful, how can I be stressed? The answer is that not all stress is bad stress. I know my stress is the one of overabundance of opportunity. I have so many things I can be doing, so many opportunities that have come my way and I am grateful for them. But I am only one person and cannot do them all. I am so afraid I will say no to the one thing that will take me to the next level in my career, that I don’t want to say no to anything.. I guess I need to realize it’s not saying no to opportunities, but saying yes to having a life. As my sister-in-law Donna once asked me “Are you a human Doing or a human Being?” I unfortunately have been a human Doing..
So now that I have seen the problem and named it what to do now?
It looks like it’s time to begin living.. I have to figure out a way to balance my career and my life. Eating healthier, get more movement (exercise) into my life, make time to reconnect with friends. And learn how to shut off the voice in my head that is constantly updating me on what I still have to get done.. I need to remember to say NO once in a while. Not to everything, but when my schedule is full already, don’t take on more than I can actually do. And most importantly I need to remember that although I can be anything I want, I cannot do everything, I am only one person. Time to be a Human Being