Sometimes it's all about perspective...
Kenny Werner, in his book Effortless Mastery, describes a test
that illustrates priorities in life.
Go to the kitchen and get a plastic bag. Place it over your
head, tying the opening snugly around your neck so that no air
can get through. Now, let's count to one hundred. By the count
of 50, let me ask you: How important is that bonus you've been
working overtime to earn. By the count of 60 would you be
fretting about the state of your investments? By 80 no doubt
you'd be worried about your boss asking for those reports you
hadn't finished yet.
I'm not trying to make light of anyone's problems, but sometimes
we make more out of a situation than we should. Life's
day-to-day difficulties can often overwhelm us to the extent
that we can't see what is really important. If you were to be
kidnapped today, I would guess that the company you work for
would not go under. In fact, you may be surprised at how little
you'd be missed.
There's a reason why eating healthy meals, exercising, and
leading a balanced social/work life leads to a less stressful
life and improved sleep habits. It's because you are taking care
of the things that are really important in life: Health and
If you can get your priorities more in line with what you really
want from life, there is a good chance that peace and serenity