Are You Firefighting?

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When the proverbial hits the fan or when everything seems to happen at once, it’s easy to move into firefighting mode. We concentrate on the immediate problem. We drop the things that keep us sane. We don’t go to the gym because there isn’t time. We eat fast food because we’re too tired to cook. We neglect ourselves and our lives.

This is an understandable reaction. We’re putting all our energies into dealing with the big problems, we’ve prioritised them and put other things to the side. But it’s not the best way.

What we should be doing in difficult times is really adhering to the things that keep us sane. This is the time we should be going to the gym so that we can burn off some stress, and keep a state of balance in our lives. We should take the time to eat properly and get enough rest so that we can face the challenges with a healthy mind and body.

Easier said than done of course, but in the long run it makes life a lot more manageable.

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