From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Multi-tasking: The new macho measuring Stick

            I don’t know anyone who isn’t busy these days. Even little kids are busy.  It’s hard to imagine that we expect two year olds to be on time. These days, much of our population doesn’t even know there was a time when their parents worked only 40 hours per week. Many of today’s parents have to work a second job just to make ends meet. During any given week, kids may hear their parents talk about looking for work, quitting their jobs, loving their jobs, hating their jobs, or expressing fear of getting laid off. It’s no wonder that our children are terrified to enter the world of work; we’ve become stress monsters. With great concern about the effects of stress on our mental and physical well-being, I offer the following New Year’s Considerations.

Finally, make this the year when you develop your self-confidence. When you make decisions, be sure to gather information from yourself, as well as others. Remember to listen to your body! When we fall behind in taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, everything we do suffers. Make decisions that will be good for you and your family. Practice trusting yourself. Each one of us possesses our own personal goldmine of common sense, flexibility for adapting to change, and an entire lifetime of experience.

©Copyright, 2004, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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