The Superhero Syndrome
We live in a fast-paced society: fast food, speed dating, high-speed internet connections. Men and women alike are expected to be in multiple places at once. Our lives are overbooked with commitments to work, family, social life, exercise, hobbies, spiritual practice and the list goes on. When everything is made into a priority, it’s hard to find balance and eventually our health suffers. We fill up our lives with all these activities, but do they really make us happy?
It’s important to remember that we are human beings, not human doings. The next time you put on your cape in the morning to go about your day with a superhero mentality, look at how you are spending your time. Are you making time for the things you most enjoy? Take a moment to slow down, breathe and check in.
Our high-powered lifestyles require some prioritization and sometimes the courage to say, “I want to stay true to myself, and I want to enjoy myself. These are my priorities.”
Are your activities and commitments running your life? What’s one thing you could do today to slow down and enjoy your life?