Based on my feature page quote, “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world,” it seems so hard focusing our attentions on other people, when we have difficulties focusing our attentions on ourselves.
We cannot help ourselves, or reach out to others when we’re not up to it and not being up to it, may lead to burn-out. We need to have time to regroup, to refocus on ourselves and slow down the pace at which we do things.
Booking friends out in advance because were too busy, says we have too much to do and not enough time to sit and relax. It’s so important we learn to strike that balance so that we’re not always trying to fill a calendar space.
We should draw a line under what goes wrong in our day and instead choose to do something positive, even if we’re not feeling positive. How many of us will wait for the tide to change, instead of trying to change the tide?
Taking three or four deep breaths before any task will help us re-focus, because as we take those deep breaths, we learn to disconnect and then re-connect again, but this time on a more positive footing.