>When the rubber band breaks…

>Recently, it seems like lots of folks are stressed out, me included. There aren’t enough hours in the day, days in the week, or whatever, to get everything done. And then the working folks (outside the home) think they should be super woman/man and be all wild and crazy in love, have mad skills in the kitchen, and also manage to be a stellar employee and award-winning parent.

Sheesh, it’s a lot of pressure.

But from my recent experience on the other side of the employment world, it isn’t much easier to balance it all from inside the house, either.

Balance is an illusion, just like perfection. There just ain’t no way to make it happen. I borrowed that from somewhere, but my brain is too tired to remember where. Sorry.

So this post is meant to lift you all up. Stop beating yourself up. Instead of trying to do it all well, just try to focus on a few things. Yep, prioritize. It seems like everything is important, but that’s not true if you really stop and think about it. What is tops? What is something that could give a little?

Too many extracurricular activities got you down? Or making your child spastic with exhaustion? Or you, for that matter? Think about it. You’re in control of your time, like it or not. And you can say no. Oh, yes you can!

I think we live in a crazy world that is more hectic than healthy. The old cliche, “stop and smell the roses,” is meant for all of us.

The title of this post has relevance. We can stretch and stretch and stretch and snap back over and over. But one day, we stretch and **SNAP!** the rubber band breaks. Don’t be a rubber band. (A public service announcement from the Reinhardt Communication Commission.) 😉

Have a great day!

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2 responses to “>When the rubber band breaks…

  1. >Thanks for sharing! This is so true. I used the rubberband stretching illustration in class today to demonstrate what causes an earthquake 🙂 All that destruction just due to stress between the rocks. It's so much better to do a few things well than do many things half-way.

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