This Might Be the Reason You're Feeling Tired or Drained
In the early years of my career, I thrived in fast-paced environments. I loved the rush of deadlines and being constantly on the go. I felt a sense of purpose and success. (Spoiler alert: purpose and success doesn’t come from things or achievements.)
My strong work ethic and goal to do everything soon derailed and became an unhealthy obsession.
You see, something doesn’t have to be “bad” in order to be bad for you. Even seemingly “good” things can be a poor choice for you to make because it’s not suitable for you, your lifestyle or for your family. This is where comparison also becomes dangerous… not everyone will have the same story, nor achieve the same end result. You won’t get to where you want to go in life based on what you see and think others are doing. There's always more to everyone's story.
Set your priorities. These are your non-negotiables that you do not sacrifice. Then setting boundaries won’t feel difficult because your priorities will help you make better, intentional decisions. (Note: I’m not referring to sacrifices that will come every now and then to get from point A to B or C. I’m referring to those people who have unhealthy patterns in their life leaving them drained, burned out, and feeling like they’re consistently failing.)
Let’s start this week by being more intentional about our priorities and keeping those boundaries for healthier, happier living.