Magazine article Working Mother

High Alert

Magazine article Working Mother

High Alert

Article excerpt

Are you an urgency addict? Do you see every task as an emergency? If you're not sure (or maybe just in denial), examine yourself for telltale signs: constant anxiety, impatience and distraction due to the next "urgent" matter. Then shiftfrom a focus on accomplishment to what feels truly purposeful with these three steps from Gail Angelo, a leadership coach in Charlotte, NC.

1. reflect on yourself. Take a step back from your situation, then give a good hard think to your core values. Are you striving for equilibrium between home and work? Or to be more present (and less stressed) for your own sake? Figure out what you really want your complete life to be about-you can't move on until you do.

2. Learn to let go. There are things that make us feel energized, and there are things that make us feel sapped of energy. …

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