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.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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