As a coach I regularly work with people who are running around feeling stressed. They are often working long hours, neglecting their relationships, their health and their own well-being. When challenged they will often have a whole list of reasons why they can’t change their routines.
Sadly often something happens to force them to re-consider. A relationship collapses, a child develops behavioural problems, a health issue creates a crisis or paradoxically the job disappears!
Often what is missing is the long view. We need to step back and look at our lives from a distance. Here are some questions to consider as you do that.
What is really important to me in my life?
What is my purpose in being here?
Who are the people that really matter to me?
How do I want to spend my time?
For the people who are convinced they have to work so hard and be so unavailable there is nothing I can write that will make a difference. However here is the real test. However old you are consider the average life span. Work out based on that how many days you have left.
That’s right, how many days do you have left in this life time!
If you are living an unhealthy life style you will of course have to work out how many days to reduce this by. Can you really afford not to start looking after your well-being?