Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Playing Catch Up

For the past few weeks, I have been busy with some extensive family responsibilities. This of course left little time to do some of the routine and day to day things in my schedule, let alone some of the other projects I had planned for this time period.

Playing catch up is never easy. But when it is the game of life, one has to work on moving forward to reach normality. The first step when in "catch up mode" is to admit where you are. Next have an inner conversation with yourself to plan how to get back on track. It helps to identify what needs to be done, and what can remain undone for a period of time. Finally practice saying no to extra activities and keep your life as simple as it can be for a period of time.

Being in constant "catch up mode" is exhausting. Sometimes working with a coach can help you maintain and move forward in your personal or professional accountability. You don't have to go it alone.

1 comment:

Fred said...

I can really relate to this post by Terry. "Catching up" represents that feeling of dissatisfaction with our current state of affairs, when we realize how far off the mark of perfection we truly are. For me the only solution is the Serenity Prayer, which can be practiced in many versions. The most powerful version, the ultimate Serenity Prayer, is to be thankful that everything in your life has worked out exactly the way it has, that you are glad you feel terrible and dissatisfied and that is where you need to be. For me this approach can be liberating, because it allows you to dump the detritus, the yoke of the past so that you can plan for the future and live in the moment. Most people seem to disagree with me that ultimately tragedies can be blessings paradoxically and we should be glad that they happened. But by truly accepting your lot in life in a most hardcore fashion, you harden your resolve to return to your true pathway during your earthly life.