Work/Life Balance

Healthy Wisdom Wednesday-Why I will not work during my vacation

Many companies expect their employees to work themselves to death. As Americans, we typically only receive 2 to 3 weeks vacation (much less than our friends overseas receive).

So imagine my surprise when I was asked to work during my vacation. I know you already know the answer (it’s in the title), but find out why and some other thoughts I share as well (i.e. tackling the Angry Black Woman stereotype).

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What film is playing on your screen?

What Film Is Playing on Your Screen

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Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.

I immediately fell in love with this quote because it reaffirms what has been instilled in me since childhood—you are what you think. As a child, we have all had dreams of what we wanted to be when we grew up. However, somewhere along the way many lose that zeal and drive we once had to pursue those dreams and turn them into reality. Why?

As we grow older, we allow outside influences (i.e. family members, circumstances, etc.) to persuade us into believing that perhaps our dreams were not meant to be achieved. This could not be further from the truth! You have the power to change the channel if you are not enjoying the current attraction.

Too many fail to do so because we allow our previews to be dominated by the following emotions:

Fear is a distasteful emotion that destroys dreams. A single fear can easily control us as well as create a domino effect of frustration, stress, worry, and discouragement—all of which will keep us from seeking and fulfilling our dream. On the flip side, some fear success because they are afraid of not being able to retain what they have gained. In order to prevent apprehension from stealing your dream, you must admit to your fears. There is no shame in admitting you are afraid. To conquer fear we must acknowledge its presence, identify the cause and begin the process of defeating fear before it mutates into frustration.

In order to prevent apprehension from stealing your dream, you must admit to your fears. There is no shame in admitting you are afraid. To conquer fear we must acknowledge its presence, identify the cause and begin the process of defeating fear before it mutates into frustration.

You can finish reading the rest of this post which was originally posts on Starengu.com.

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