(First appeared in WRAL TechWire.)
Stop doing. Just be…even if it's just for a minute.
So often, we feel driven to produce. Do more. Contribute more. Be better.
Even when we’re doing something that feels relatively mindless, like scrolling through social media, we’re drawn to things that subconsciously make us feel like we’re not enough. Diet hacks? Plumper skin tips? Summer swim ads? Dream destination pics? The message whispered in your ear is, “You would be happier if you looked more like her or were sipping wine in Paris with him…“
Basically, the message is “Hey girl…”
“Whatever your present is, it isn’t good enough.”
“Why aren’t you doing anything to improve yourself, your life, your kids, your home, your job?
And that’s just social media. <Rolling my eyes.> We’re not even addressing the real pressures we all face and the real demands we tackle at work. Throw the...