Friday, March 04, 2005
Overachievers, take a breath of fresh air
If you are an overachiever, you most likely feel a twinge of anxiety most of the time. A sense of urgency. Too many projects, not enough hours. You may not be ready for a full week of wilderness camping. Start with a slow walk in a city park at lunch time. Slow enough to take the time to see what's around you, to hear the birds. Slow means slow down and then slow down some more until it becomes totally unlike your usual pace. Leave the office behind. Concentrate on the sounds and sights of nature. Set a ritual to do it at a specific time on specific days of the week. Write it down in your day planner and respect that date with yourself.
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.