If any of you readers are old enough to remember McDonald’s slogan from the early 1980’s, then you know to what I am referring.
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!
The doldrums of the current economic situation seem to be lasting a long time so far. It seems like everything around us is permeated with a gray, cloudy sense of gloom and foreboding. Keeping up a cheerful demeanor against the wilting and pessimistic attitudes of those around you sometimes must feel like a Herculean task. So, here’s my advice…
DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF!
For those of you who tend to take responsibility for EVERYTHING, remember, you can only do what you can do. Try not to take things to heart too much, or you may get buried beneath the weight of the troubles of those around you. Keep on working hard, keep on trying to be positive, do the best you can. You can only control your “micro” world; the “macro” is beyond your ability to impact in a definitive way.
LET YOURSELF RELAX
Try to do something nice for yourself, something fun, something out-of-the-ordinary, something you can look forward to. Keep taking your own temperature, and know if you are reaching the melting point. Step back, take a deep breath, re-evaluate. You are not alone, and things will improve.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
Just keep doing the small things right, and the larger things will fall into place for you.
Paula Smith / Paula@curryprint.com / Office: 410.685.2679