After a self-evaluation at the end of this attempt at taking on less of a workload I’ve concluded that my success has been minimal at best. I do believe the goal is a realistic one, however I found that even after my attempts, my stress levels seem to be at the same level and that my workload is also the same or higher. As well, after speaking with both friends and family whom I was using as a barometer for my success, they are of the consensus that my overall outward appearance of happiness and less stress has not changed.
While I understood that continuing to add to my workload with produce greater stress, it seemed that I also thrived on tight time restraints. Though stressful, I found myself saying “no” to one person’s requests and “yes” twice to another person’s request, thus filling the time that I subconsciously believed that I had generated from my “no” response. I believe that since I was accustomed to feeling...
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...am prone to revert back into a comfort zone. Taking charge of my own emotional health was much more difficult than I had anticipated however in addressing the habit behind my behaviour I then take responsibility for my own actions. In my attempt to decrease my stress level through a lighter workload I realized that using others opinions as a measurement of my success ended up not conducive to an overall satisfaction with my achievement level; by doing this I not only placed the responsibility of my behaviour change on others but also my success. While there are many outside factors which affect an individual’s healthy living, none is more important than the choices that the individual makes. We are responsible for our actions therefore, regardless of outside influence; it is up to us to make the right choice that will benefit our personal dimensions of wellness.
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