It is impoertant not to be the self-destructive martyr.
Some of us think there’s something rather noble and courageous in working excessively, missing meals, losing sleep failing to get proper exercise, depriving your self of much needed leisure, and basically driving the bus over yourself by running yourself into the ground.
I understand that some industries and organizations actually glamorize this sort of self-destructive work ethic. I encouarage my clients not to fall for this. There’s a time and place for this, as in an emergency situation and perhaps, yes, extraordinary commitment may be briefly required, however not day in and day out.
As this martyr, you are not doing yourself or your family any good by damaging your health and mental and emotional well-being.
I remind my clients to consider the hazzards of playing the embattled warrier, running after the illusion of gratification.
Wanting to be a hero is great, do it staying fit, eating healthy, live with commonsense and you will find you are happy and more successful over the long term.
Celebrate life fully, passionately and with purpose.
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