Recently, I have found myself evaluating how I feel at the end of each day. I am discovering that at the end of my days I feel exhausted. I snapped out of this coma of exhaustion last night just long enough to realize that I needed to do something different with the stress that I allow into my life. If I don't I will end up like a couple of my colleagues who have had some pretty major and out of the blue health issues, that have a direct correlation to stress.
I read a quote in the middle of January and it asks, "Is this making you calm, happy, loving, healthy, awesome?" I do not remember where I read that or what specifically about it made me write it in my calendar, but I have written it in my calendar every week since I first read it.
Looking at it today and thinking about last night, I realize that when I start to feel exhaustion coming on, I need to think about that question, is this situation, person, experience, making me calm, happy, loving, healthy, and/or awesome? If the answer to any of that is no, then I need to excuse myself and move along.
We only have so many days on this Earth and it is important that we do whatever we can to make the most of each day.
We aren't going to be able to have all good days, but we should try to find something good in every day.