Hi, dearest reader! I hope your Monday treated you well.
A small note before I begin: As you can see from my last post, I feel like I’ve finally provided enough background information to go deeper into myself personally. I just wanted to make sure that everyone was on the same page in case I make a reference to the MBTI from here on out.
Now, on to the blog topic for the day: writing about my tendency to overwork myself. Perhaps not coincidentally, I am typing this out as a break from all of the work I need to do.
I have high aspirations for my life, fueled by pure INFJ idealism. Because of this, I take on a lot of responsibility in the things that I do. I put my all into every task that I have, for I am not one to do anything halfheartedly. As a Judging type, I have a natural preference to keep things organized and be task oriented. Most of the time I handle things just fine, but on occasion I can stretch myself too thin.
Sometimes I get so lost in my own inner world of work that I completely shut out everything that’s around me. When I have so many things on my mind it’s easy to not pay attention to friends and family as much as I should. Sometimes I even forget to do basic things for my health like eating meals because I’m concentrating so hard on the tasks at hand. My laser focus, like many of my INFJ traits, can be both a blessing and a curse. It all depends on how I use them. It allows me to take on a lot of responsibility and be successful, but if I am not careful, that can come at the cost of my own health and happiness.
So how do I make my dreams a reality while keeping myself from getting sick or shutting everything out? It all comes down to that elusive b-word: “balance”. Balancing my work ethic and my own physical/mental/emotional health is one of my greatest challenges in life. If I’m not working hard enough, I feel bad for being lazy; if I am working too hard, I feel that there’s no point if I am not enjoying the ride as well. Maintaining balance in many areas of my life will most likely always be something I can improve on, but I will continue to try to grow.
Do you, dearest reader, have trouble finding balance in your life as well? What do you do to keep everything under control and be happy at the same time? I would love to hear what you have to say in the comment section! Talk to you all soon!
Seize the day!
17 October 2016 8:50 PM