Hurried Schedules vs. Intentional Choices
Wednesday April 18, 2012
An increasing factor in marriage breakdown is over commitment. A fast-paced life facilitates constant physical and emotional exhaustion. Relationship experts cite over commitment in the top five relationship killers!
How are you doing? Healthy relationships require time and attention. How often do you sit, talk or just hang out with no urgent demands? It takes self discipline not to get swept along in the hurried life. Who sets your agenda; you or someone else? Are the expectations realistic?
Symptoms of over commitment and exhaustion are hard on your relationship, they include:
Headaches Sleeplessness Irritability Emotional outbursts Loss of motivation
Relationships take energy! If you give your energy to everything else first, your relationship will suffer and may not survive!
Action: Be intentional; take a serious look at your schedule and make deliberate decisions. Pace, energy and capacity are unique to the individual; so do not to compare yourself to others. Are YOU going to survive or thrive if you keep going at this pace? Don’t be fooled by the myth, “It’s just for a little while longer and then things will slow down.”