Posted by: Uticopa in stress management on
Jun 16, 2009
We all live our lives as if the secret purpose is to somehow get everything done. Well, no!
As soon as you've finished one ‘to do' list, another one will surely come along. The ‘in box' of our daily lives is meant to have tasks to do in it; it isn't supposed to be empty. The trick is to enjoy what you do, not be obsessive about getting everything completed. In reality, most things can wait.
So often when we're dealing with bad news, we get into certain habits which are not good for our mental health. We focus on the negative aspects of life and lose sight of the bigger picture. The thing to remember is you can change your attitude to life, but only by taking a less stressful approach to things. Stop worrying about the trivia of life, stay calm and your mental health will improve.
Notable celebrities with OCD
David Beckham - footballer
Samuel Johnson - lexicographer
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Posted by: Uticopa in Untagged on
Jan 20, 2009
We live in a world where today's women are expected to juggle so many roles. I'm reminded of that circus act where someone tries to keep twelve plates spinning at one time, constantly needing to race back each time another plate starts to weaken. But for men too, life can be exasperating in its demands.
Today's man needs to fulfil far different roles than yesteryear - whether it be the need to take paternity leave, or that ever-demanding IT job and the stress of failure. In many ways, the strain on our mental health has never been so great.
I wonder if this is why so many people have forced themselves to make ‘to do' lists- ever-fearful of forgetting something important in the stresses of everyday living. What does your ‘to-do list' reveal about you? Sensible planner or time-waster? Or, maybe you've never made one at all, preferring to live your life unplanned, exactly as it happens, which would reveal even more!