Spread Too Thin [YST Podcast Episode 066]

Spread Too Thin [YST Podcast Episode 066]

There’s too much to do, too many projects, too many meetings, too many people to serve to please all of them. 
 
Too much work, not enough time, no space left for me or for creativity, or the other thousand things I know I need to do and can’t even get started with. 
 
I’m so busy being busy that I can’t find time for a lot of the most important people and things in my life, and it feels like I’m living to work instead of working to live. 
 
Can you relate? 
 
If you can, then you’re not alone.
 
This week we’re going to get real, go deep, and figure out how to combat the all-too-common problem of being spread too thin. 
 

Dealing with Change

Dealing with Change

How do you handle change?

Or, put another way, what do you do when everything is changing in your life?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about change. Seems like every week over the past couple of months, I’ve encountered a patient or family who are suddenly faced with a life-threatening illness or situation, and BOOM!, their whole world is different. 

Sudden, major changes in life can be seriously difficult to manage. And sometimes they can wreck our faith. This post will help you learn to process change and keep your faith intact.

Pick Better Memories: The key to a happy future.

Pick Better Memories: The key to a happy future.

If you want a happy future, you have to learn to pick better memories.

In recent weeks I heard different people I care about say all of the following things:

“Why does everything always have to be so hard?”
“I remember that trip. We fought all the way.”
“She feels like her life will never be good again.”

It’s tough out there, in life. We’re all in it together, but sometimes it seems like we’re being singled out to go through some particularly hard things, or a sequential string of very difficult days (or months, or years).

Eventually, after having experienced enough of these difficult events, we can resign ourselves to that being how it “always” is, or “always” will be.

That’s when we bring out the “never” or “can’t” or “always” labels and start sticking them all over our lives, our capabilities, our relationships, our health, or our happiness. I’m personally guilty of this at times, so I’m not singling you out, but I have to tell you that this behavior is very damaging to your neurochemistry, your psyche, and your future happiness.

What you allow yourself to think about is directly tied to how you feel. It’s not the other way around, although you can let it feel that way.