Fill Your Tank By Finding What You Love

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
-Oprah Winfrey
 

Exhausted? Feeling overwhelmed? Running on empty?

Much of our crazy-busy lives today are filled with activities, things to do and general all-round busy-ness. Many people get to the end of the day and feel like they have spent all of their energy—and sometimes they aren’t even sure what they have accomplished!

If you tend to spend all of your time doing things to please other people, helping everyone else with their projects or pouring into others without leaving time for yourself, then now is definitely time for you to start refilling your own tank!

Filling your tank doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to just quit your job or stop taking care of your family. What it means is that you many need to pay a little bit more attention to the “gas gauge” of your heart before you run on empty for so long that you get burned out. Take some time for you by...

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Go With the Flow

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. -Robert Burns

Anyone who has a habit of making plans for their life will soon realize that things don’t always go as expected. Sometimes, when things don’t go according plan, it’s tempting to feel like a failure. But sometimes, things can even work out better than you had even hoped!

Living in this world today, we know that we can’t always be in control. In fact, this very realization is what can help us accept and overcome when our plans don’t quite succeed. At certain times, we just need to receive the hand that we’ve been dealt and learn to make the best of it.

Plus, since we know that stress is unhealthy and unhelpful, we must learn to counteract the stress by learning to go with the flow. 

Keep Calm and Carry On.

In recent years, the phrase “Keep Calm” has been used in a variety of ways to promote a stress-free attitude. The history dates back to World War II in Great...

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Working with Competing Priorities

Large projects. Small projects. It all needs to be finished by yesterday! Whether you are working for  yourself or someone else, a whole load of tasks screams for your attention every day. Competing priorities is a struggle that most people face. Unless you want your life to simply happen to you, you’re going to need to take some initiative and make some plans. 

Consider these thoughts about balancing out competing priorities: 

The Tyranny of the Urgent

The difference between important and urgent may sometimes be difficult to distinguish. Along the lines of Charles Hummel’s book from the 1960s, the demands in your life can get out of order. Even though making cookies might not be first on your list for the day, if your book club president calls at the last minute to say they’re coming to your place tonight, all of the sudden you start baking! Even though you really don’t have time.

In reality, you’re trying to build your business and...

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