One of the overriding characteristics I’ve noticed in stressed-out, overworked, Type-A personalities is that they tend not to take time off. Trust me – I speak from personal experience!
If they do take vacations, it’s a “working vacation,” and it’s seldom for more than a few days.
Recently The New Yorker ran a cartoon of two people on a beach.
We all make choices, every day. Millions of choices, probably, every week, if you count things like which shoe to put on first and whether to drink water or cola.
Choice, after choice, after choice.
They add up and become who we are. And who we are influences new choices, which contribute to who we will be in the future, which influences new choices…
Some would have you believe that maintaining a calendar is becoming a thing of the past. They think that this strategy allows increased and enhanced productivity. Why? Because they feel that it is invigorating and empowering not to be tied to any set agenda and timetable.
If you’ve found that you need to keep a schedule, and if you’re like me – someone who continuously assesses, monitors, modifies, and adapts my approach and strategies, please read on.
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