When is enough, enough?
Working until midnight, maybe even 1am every night?
Working every day on the weekend?
I spoke to a woman the other week who was telling me how her husband doesn’t even bother to call her for dinner anymore he just sits there and eats on his own because all she does is work.
It brought back memories of when I used to work days, nights and weekends also.
I think maybe the evening meal was almost the only time I did see my partner. We ate and then I went back to work…
I went to bed after he did
And I was up again before he was.
Getting by on a few hours sleep.
So many people feel like it just has to be this way. It just is this way and that’s how my life is.
There cannot be anything different.
I sure used to think that there was no other way than me just working every waking hour.
But you know what?
Me working every waking hour was half of the reason I could not see any other way.
I wasn’t working at my peak.
I wasn’t as sharp as I could be if had I allowed myself down time and rest.
I wasn’t able to see the solutions and the answers to my own problems because I was too busy working on other people’s problems.
It took some extremes for me to start to look for other ways.
In fact my body forced me to stop.
It packed it in on me, so I had no choice than to stop.
I didn’t want to be that person.
I didn’t want to work my life away.
But I wanted great things for me and my family.
And you know what?
There is always a better way, another way, a different way if you want it enough!
So when is enough, enough?
When you put yourself in hospital from a heart attack? Stroke? Cancer?
When your husband leaves you? When your wife leaves you?
When your kids tell you they hate you because you don’t spend any time with them?
When is enough, enough?
We’re halfway through the year this week. Did you think things would be different by now?
Did you think that if you just finished that one more thing it would be different?
How’s that working out for you?
Finishing the task or the project, that’s not the answer.
You know that, you are proof of that.
Doing things differently is the answer.
It needs to be a consistent change, an always change, a life change.
You need to want more for yourself.
Do you want more for yourself? Your family?
Let’s chat about what can be different for you.
Either just ‘hit reply’ to this email and replay away or book in for a session in my calendar here.
Wishing you all the joy
P.S. When I got on the phone with Lorna the other week she said to me, there is no answer to my problem, it’s just how it is. But by the end of the hour we had come up with at least 3 things that could be changed to make her life better. That could be you.
P.P.S. Making a change could be as simple as a conversation. Let’s chat now. Book in with me here.