Work expands to the time you give it

Stress Relief Tool – Realize Work Expands

When you realize you won’t ever get everything done, you lessen the guilt associated with working less - reducing your stress in the process.

If you are a workaholic by nature, there is a reality you need to face: you’ll never get ALL your work done. There’s no finish line. You can always find new work to do if you look for it. This means your decision to stop working can’t be tied to your completion of responsibilities. Instead, you must learn to accept the inevitable, which is that there will always be undone tasks left on the table whenever you stop working.

When you realize you won’t ever get everything done, you lessen the guilt associated with working less and become more comfortable with stepping away from it. You no longer judge your progress against an impossible goal.

This was an important realization for me, and hopefully it will be for you too.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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