Are you at a point in your life where you’re constantly frazzled, burning the candle at both ends and can barely fire two synapses together because you are on emotional overload? You’re being pulled from all sides….the boss has you on an impossible deadline and so far the only thing that you’ve managed to produce is a case of the heebie jeebies (but who can afford to be out of work in this economy?). Your kids are convinced that you have tentacles that can extend and retract at will. Your significant other (an otherwise bright and intelligent person) becomes befuddled when it’s time to load a dishwasher and the mere mention of housework makes them apoplectic.
The irony of it all, is that you are stressing because of someone else. Don’t get me wrong we all have obligations, both professional and familial. While your hands may be somewhat tied when it comes to your livelihood, it does not have to be the case anywhere else. Unless that’s how YOU want it to be. A lot of the pressures that we feel come from external forces. We’re supposed to have an immaculate home, perfect robotic children, run the daily car pool like clockwork and fix seven dinners a week that would make Wolfgang Puck jealous. We are too busy living the life that others expect, in fact, demand of us.
Luckily, there is a way to get off of the crazy train. By giving yourself permission to orchestrate your life in a way that is meaningful to you, you can reclaim your sanity.