LIGHT YOUR OWN FIRE
Guilt, I think, is the mother of all our problems. OK, I’m exaggerating – for most of our problems. A dark thought, it resides in the crevices of our subconscious, surfacing every time we’re torn between what is priority and what is urgent. And while we battle the dilemma, this sneaky dark sliver of a thought grows into a claustrophobic monster that takes over all our waking moments. Before we realise it, we are not just disappointed with our decisions, but with ourselves as well.
In our efforts to keep a tight leash on this monster we tend to stretch ourselves too thin, and eventually what happens is what we talk about in the feature on page 34 – burnout. An offspring of guilt, burnout too sneaks up on us, catching us unawares. We develop a short fuse, our colleagues and family
A dark thought, GUILT resides in the CREVICES of our subconscious, surfacing every time we are TORN between what is priority and what is urgent. And while we battle the dilemma, it grows into a MONSTER
start complaining about us being impatient, and the frayed nerves lead to an overall sense of ineptitude. All in all, we don’t like what we see in the mirror.
According to experts, the best way to nip it in the bud is to first acknowledge the fact that we are a victim, and then be conscious of it every time we say yes to a request or reach for our phone the moment it beeps. My expert advice? Keep it simple. I know it’s easier said than done, but in today’s times when we are expected to be supermen or women 24/7, we tend to lose focus of what and who matters most. That is the beginning of the end, I feel.
And whoever said multitasking is oh-so-easy should be prosecuted for slander!