As some of you
readers know most of us here at BizNet OnLine are also involved in Defenders Of
The Wild Life www.dowl.org
Now if we totally discount or out and out ignore all the great reasons to
be involved with this organization, one good one still remains.
I got'a go to the
River.... It's not because I want to or need to, it's because of my commitment
to DOWL.... Yah, right... Lets tell the truth.
About two weeks
ago my stress level was not only getting to me (I not only a write about not
stressing out, I'm usually pretty good at not stressing out), but it was pegging
the stress meter. So, when talk
started of a DOWL project on the River, I just had to go.
Hey it's not a vacation, or time off work.
It's part of my environmental commitment...
Yeah, right. God, I needed
to get away.
We don't look at clocks. We
do not use the phone. We get done
what we get done and don't care about the rest.
When we are at the River we marvel at the beauty all around us.
The peace and quiet. The
tranquility. Once getting to the
River it takes less then an hour to totally de-stress. In fact that is why the River and the Environment is so
important to me. It is my sanctuary
from the modern world.
The point I am
making is that we all need a special place or activity that we get so wrapped up
in, that everything else (like stress) melts away. I used to do baking to de-stress but the diet put an end to
that (As I have lost over 100 lbs, I really can't blow off the diet.
The dam thing is working). So,
if you have that special thing or place, don't be forced to use it, Just Use It!
The only reason
you need to use it, is you need it. If
you get burned out no work will get done (or it will get done really badly), so
take the time to recharge.
For myself, when I
got back from my overnight trip to the River, the SH... hit the fan in no time.
As I was totally de-stressed it was much easier to deal with.
Had I not de-stressed I don't want to think about how badly I would have
dealt with it.
This next week is
going to be from hell. I have some
legal BS to deal with. I am on
deadline for this issue of BizNet, and I have another publication due out in 10
days. Add to that a few more
business commitments etc., and it is easy for the stress to go up.
One quick note…
When I feel like I have too much stuff to do in a 24-hour time span, I
stop looking at the big picture and just take it a task at a time.
And I don't think about the fact that I started working today at 5:00 am
and it is now 9:30 pm and I'm working away.
I did take a break
to talk on the phone. It was bad
news. Looks like DOWL " http://www.dowl.org
"is doing another River thing this weekend.
Hey, I don't want to go. I
have to. It's part of the
commitment I made.... Yeah, right.
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