Sometimes the combined pressure of work, personal relationships and societal expectations can be a bit too much. Many times that pressure isn’t negative, it can simply be…a lot.
Layer on top the role leaders play and you can quickly find yourself on a collision course with reality.
Having it all together, all the time, for everyone, is a tall order even for the most effective person.
So, what are we to do? Let the stress overwhelm us? Have a breakdown? Curl up in a ball all weekend trying to gather the energy to face it all again on Monday?
Of course not.
Life is not only about work…or relationships…or what society thinks of us.
It starts with us. Finding ourselves. Feeling comfortable in our own skin. And, ultimately not giving a damn what society thinks.
Refuge begins on the inside.
At least it does for me. It also begins with a focus on my faith before anything else.
That has been, and continues to be, the most important step to successfully navigate the world around me.
What is your refuge?
Thanks for being here.