“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.” – it seems hard to focus our attentions on others, when we have difficulties focusing our attentions on ourselves.
We cannot reach out to others when we’re not up to it and not being up to it, may lead to burn out us trying to help others. We need to regroup, to refocus on ourselves and slow down the pace at which we do things.
Booking friends out in advance says we’re not giving ourselves enough time to sit and relax. It is so important we learn to strike a balance so that we’re not always trying to fill a calendar space.
We must also draw a line under what goes wrong in our day and instead choose to do something positive, even if we’re not feeling positive. Taking three or four deep breaths before any task will help us re-focus.
As we take those deep breaths, we learn to disconnect and then re-connect again, this time on a more positive footing.