... To Look After Myself
Brian Dyson, former COO of Coca-Cola, once said to imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you are keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Do you have 2-3 people who are your ‘A’ team, with whom you can be completely vulnerable?
Have you got a switch off point on the way home, when you pass it you switch off from work? Maybe it's a road junction, or a street lamp, or a particular rock or tree.
Do you have boundaries established that means when you are with your wife or your kids, you are actually with them, not just in body?
Are you able to carry out the act of living slowly when you need to?