1. Always running a little late
2. Piles everywhere that you hope to get to someday
3. You find yourself in 3 modes: hurry up, catch up or fed up
4. You constantly lose things or forget things
5. You have no patience for traffic, grocery lines or anything else that takes too long
6. You pride yourself on how much you get done and how fast you do it.
7. You frequently say things lik, “When things slow down I will…exercise…get more sleep…take better care of myself.
If you are living life like an emergency you may have one of these personality types:
The controller – no one but you can do it right
The driver – impossibly high standards
The action person – never wants to sit on the sidelines and watch, always is do, do, do
The adrenaline junkie – thrives on activity, chaos and crisis often of their own making
The risk taker – always chooses risk over stability
The rescuer – always the first to volunteer to save the day
The difference maker – has to feel need and helps others at any cost
Do any of these sound like you? The personality traits aren’t bad, they can be very successful. It’s just if you cross the line to the extreme that emergency living develops.
Emergency living becomes a habit. A person can be rushing so long, they have forgotten they have a choice.
The book has the solutions to emergency living. Things like slowing down and being ruthless with your schedule and listening to your limits.
I am working on creating an even more nourishing workspace. I already have a dream board up helping me plan, holding a picture by Kerri Smith on being a superhero, a list of my goals, and of relaxing things to do. I want to get rid of some paper piles that accumulated over the Christmas season. I’d like to get some nature in here in the form of a fountain or a plant.
I also love her idea of listing your favorite things to do and incorporating them into your work. I am already able to do that with photography that I can post to my blog, writing for articles and programs, designing for my website, the calendar, some upcoming programs. I am going to think of what else I can incorporate.
How is your work, working for you?
Last year I had so much fun helping clients discover what they really wanted in the coming year. This year, I made the program a little more structured and made some worksheets to help with the specific planning.
It’s going to be one a first come-first served basis, since I have limited openings. However I’m not going to be announcing it in the newsletter till the beginning of January. So my loyal Blogger reader get a head start ðŸ™‚
This is the first fall in 7 years I wasn’t busy on Saturdays with my son’s soccer and Brea’s dance or gymnastics. We chose to take a season off from classes and recreation. Weekends have been a lot less hectic. Season is almost up though. We will be cocooning less in the new year.
Monday was a snow day. No school due to a snow storm. Lots of blowing snow. So we stayed indoors with our hot cocoa. The kids and I finished our baking day. We made a gingerbread house for the first time:
We also finished up the cookies, played a game, watched a movie and did some things on the computer.