So this week I really hit a wall. Working so many hours and neglecting my creative side and time with friends and family really has been taking its toll. I had to re-evaluate what is important in my life (Yet again) and what it will take to actually, as Oprah says “Live my Best Life.”
I had to ask myself, what is killing myself at work doing for me? What gratification do I get out of it? There must be some reason. And then the worst thought crossed my mind. Is it because Crystal Eyes Entertainment and the DVD business was feeling a little success and I got scared? You know the whole, “afraid of success” mentality. I never really understood that concept but maybe I am sabotaging my creative success for the stable life the hospital affords? That makes me even more frustrated than I already am!
So what does being a workaholic mean? Is it for the feeling of accomplishment I feel when things get done correctly? The satisfaction I feel when heading up a big project and seeing it become a success? Is it the feeling that I make a difference? Is it for the recognition of a job well done? Is it because any less than perfect would not be acceptable? Yes, I think all those things, at least for me. Ask yourself this hard question if you have the workaholic syndrome too. Sometimes you can be surprised at the answers.
So what do I need to do to avoid the “Comfort” eating, the “Couch Potato” syndrome after working for 12 hours at the Hospital? What do I need to do to get my energy back, have more time to spend with Friends and Family, work on my creative projects, have time and money to travel to great places and still make time to find that special man? All these things will make up my formula for “Living My Best life.” Commitment and determination will be the key to my success. Oh, and that trip to Cabo and Hawaii later this year will help with the motivation, don’t you know!
So what is YOUR Formula for Living Your Best Life? What can you commit to this week to ensure you are living it?
Just do it. No excuses. Half the year is over. What are you waiting for?
Love and Light, my friends,