In fact, you've had to go back and re-read several of the points in this article because you are interested, but your mind keeps wandering. You remember longing for the days when you had a free afternoon to read a good book, go for a walk with your best friend, or make love all evening long.
Your number one complaint is that you don't have enough time, but you never stop to reflect on the fact that you are the one making all of those agreements and commitments. Or conversely, your self-care practices are so pronounced that they too have become part of your non-stop, crazed, addicted cycle of busyness and doing. Feeling a sense of self-importance is the very subversive side of addiction to doing -- it feels good in a sick and twisted kind of way.
Yes, you are running ragged, feel exhausted and can't think straight 90 percent of the time, but there is a way that the busyness just feels satisfying.
You don't honor your desires by just saying, "No, thank you." 7.
Going to work, paying the bills, socializing, meal prep, running errands, checking email, trying to exercise and nurture your ever-faithful body, not to mention your often-neglected relationships all serve to feed you, but also drain you.
I teach workshops on how to calm the chaos of our modern world with its unrelenting pace and stimulating opportunities.