Posts Tagged With: first world problems
Psychologist Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism, concluded the pursuit of materialistic values (money, possessions, and social status) leads to lower well-being and more distress in individuals.
Do you walk around with a running to do list in your head? Do you have dread, anxiety, or bitterness about your to do list? Are you avoiding distasteful, overwhelming, or scary items in your life?
We’ve all heard this at some point and in some version. So what is the action plan? How can we apply this to our daily life?
This is still me! Can you relate? I used to wake up with chest pains, because as soon as my eyes opened, a thread of fears, issues, and anxieties, ran through my mind. I ground my teeth so hard in my sleep I cracked my molar. I was stressed out. The stress become so intense, I ended up in the hospital with a life threatening illness.
How to juggle it all – work out – quality time with family – time to be a present partner – time for personal growth – time to volunteer – time to just play – time for personal development – time for sleep!
Plautus came up with this around 200 B.C. and the idea still lives. Life. It can be so hard. Especially when we follow Plautus’ formula and work to please others while neglecting the care of ourselves.
“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it,” Kung Fu Panda.