Pressure, pressure, under pressure…
I have yet to have a client that doesn’t feel as if there is just not enough time in the day and absolutely pressured by the pace of life, who feels like they cannot fit in one more thing regardless of how important it is to them.
School’s out, summer’s here. It should be a slow waltz of summer glory, but with vacations, kids activities -even in the summer, and the usual job and housework, it’s easy to forget that we all have the same 24 hours in a day. The richest person and the poorest person- all equal. The oldest and the youngest. Time is truly egalitarian. And it’s easy to forget that what we put into those 24 hours is completely our choice.
To keep it all in perspective and ease the pressure I offer the lyrics to this Alabama song.
“I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why”
Most pressure is imagined pressure. We see limited choices or we imagine terrible consequences if we don’t keep doing all that we are doing. But the world isn’t going to end regardless of what you do or do not do. Unless you are the leader of a country with your finger on the nuclear button- but I’ve checked and none of them get this newsletter. Whew! Close call there.
Seriously though, pressure is relieved by making a decision. Any decision. Good. Bad. Any old decision. Pretty simple really. Even if you continue to do the exact same thing, acknowledging that you chose this lifts a weight from your chest. The simple act of deciding brings a breeze of freedom. Forget about making the perfect choice. And just because you make a choice today doesn’t mean it’s written in stone. Relax you can always make a different choice tomorrow.
Remember, “All you really gotta do is live and die”.
The rest is all a choice.