So what can you do (and what I am doing)?
Shut down what you can shut down. When life throws you a curve ball, you need as few battles to fight as possible. Shut down absolutely everything you can. If you are in a position to take a sabbatical or temporary breather, do it. What you need is less stress (good or bad) and more perspective.
Hold onto the rest. What’s left are the things that are
important and vital. Make sure you do what it takes to make sure those
things are okay or as okay as they can get.
Get your priorities really straight. You know, I write this
blog and I try hard to keep my priorities where they need to be and to
have the energy to do what’s most important, but the reality is my
priorities were not in order. A wise man once said to me: “God first,
family second, and everything else after that”. He went on to say that
although he had met many great people in his life, very few really did
that. Count me among that number.
When you began to add stuff back, be careful. Number one,
make sure that the significant people in your life agree that you have
the energy to do what you are proposing and that the timing is right
for all concerned. Also, it’s a good idea to set limits on any new
project in terms of the amount of time, energy, and money you are
willing to invest in it.
For double bonus points. If you really want to be a superstar in this journey called life, take time to reboot your life before life throws you a curve ball.
So what about you? How have you dealt with the curve balls of life?