For fast-acting relief, try slowing down – Lily Tomlin
Such an excellent reminder not to be so harried!
We all know that person who exudes a sense of calm, that grace under pressure. And we all like to be around that person!
From a professional standpoint, executive presence requires that you don’t rush around. To be at your best, also requires regular rest, enough sleep, and actually taking your vacation. You need space to be creative. And, yes, you can take time off and not fall completely behind in your work.
Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is – George Carlin
Are you picking Should’s over Dreams? Do you feel guilty that your ideal day is doing nothing, that your next career move doesn’t mean a raise, that you prefer a leisurely job over training for marathons?
Make choices about your goals based on your values, interests and needs right now. Don’t let someone else guilt you into poor choices.
From a professional standpoint, don’t assume your true passions are impractical. You can translate your interests, whatever they are, to a viable career option.