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Sept 2012 Newsletter

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Lifematters Newsletter                                                                                                        September 2012

  TOPPING

 

Are you someone who is used to being on top of your game at all times? Do you work constantly at being the best at what you do and getting the job done at all costs? Are you intoxicated by work? 
People who constantly strive to be at the top of their game at all times may soon reach a state of exhaustion.   The human brain and body can only take so much before there is a break-down. The top position is not for the faint of heart. Facing any one of the following on a daily basis can be exhausting:
* Producing in a high stakes environment                  
* Worrying about performing at your best  
* Harboring doubts about your existence or purpose
* Having to prove yourself to others
* Dealing with challengers or critics who attack or dismiss 
  you
The pressure at the top has to escape in some way! To help relieve pressure, consider the following: 1. Redefine your path of life. Decide where your passion lies.   2. Slow down and take time to figure out what really matters in your life.  3. Establish boundaries with your time.   4. Select a few projects, tasks or areas, that you will focus on and anything outside of that make a vow to not give as much time or energy. 5. Reach out to a therapist who can help you navigate your environment.
Sometimes working to be the best that you can be, can produce the worst outcome for your well-being. Are you ready to experience a change?
For more information or help managing the Top End, please contact Life Matters Therapy at (301) 836-1426.  For more Matter Newsletters, see the archive.