It’s something we’re all guilty of. Especially if you live in the United States.
People like to let others know what they are doing. It only took a few days for me to let all my friends know I had gotten a job, and I’m quite aware of all the activities and such they are apart of. Before anything else, we have to make everyone around us aware of how important we are.
How tired we are.
How soooo tired we are.
Try and really listen to yourself when you say these types of things. While it is important to talk about what stresses you out to people who are close to you, these words can also be highly exaggerated and causes even more stress to both yourself and the individuals listening.
How hard, how much, and how regularly we are working seem to be more of a competition than anything else. Like we’re playing a game of who-can-stretch-themselves-thinnest-until-they-snap. This is just so plainly damaging to your own mental state; working should have a purpose, and if you do have too many tasks at hand, you should step back and reconsider what all of this “hard work” is for.
Instead of complaining (that sort of complaining where it’s actually a quiet flex) about all I have to do in the next few weeks, days, or hours, I list them off like a check list. That’s all everyday is for me, at its core. A check list of things I need to get done that really shouldn’t concern others. I know that everything is going to be alright and all my work will be finished on time. I know how to manage this time–even on days where it seems extinct–in order to avoid a complete mental breakdown.
Analyze how you process and communicate the tasks of today and tomorrow. In the end, is it truly that serious?