Look to the present plan
FOCUSING too much on the future and not enough on the present has made Australians some of the most overworked people in the world, believes wellness coach Anna Macolino.
‘‘We all have these five-year, or 10-year, plans,’’ Mrs Macolino says.
‘‘We create these visions that we want to retire by the time we are 40, we want to have three amazing cars in the garage, we want our children in the finest schools.
‘‘We have lost the ability to focus in the moment.’’
Mrs Macolino, director of Swift Life Coaching at Prospect, encourages clients to examine which areas of their life they want to spend more energy on, and question whether extra work hours are necessary.
‘‘ Some people are working (longer) because they lack the confidence in themselves, and they feel they have to do more and more and more to prove themselves,’’ she says.
‘‘Others are doing it because they can’t meet their financial obligations.
‘‘If they’re the reasons, then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons and there’s a problem.’’
AWARE: Wellness coach Anna Macolino.