Chances are good that if somebody offers you some cake at a birthday party, you'll get stern, uncomfortable, and give a long-winded explanation about your diet. Because we all know that there's nothing positive about spam including the edible kind. Test out the idea that you can be dedicated and hardworking without being serious all the time. Life is too short to do that, and so much joy is missed! If something goes well, I enjoy it. Smart people have known about it for ages!. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. This sets up a cycle of getting stressed from taking things seriously and taking things seriously reinforcing stress responses.
Even one bad grade signals that he is a bad student, on track to fail. How would they respond to the same problem? As for everyone else, people have different priorities in life. In this Article: Taking things very seriously can be a great quality, showing that you are earnest, caring, and hardworking. When I mess up with my girls, I immediately acknowledge whatever thing I did, laugh with them and then move on! He was covered in tattoos and could tell the kid had seen some stuff. We can always find a way to make the jobs we have better and more fun until we can find something that we are truly passionate about, and in so doing, we create a new passion that can open doors we didn't knew existed.
Even one bad grade signals that he is a bad student, on track to fail. These included surviving a car-train crash, being broadsided by a speeding tow truck, rescued unconscious from a burning building, getting shot at, robbed at knife point, given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after a near-drowning. Yet I also know and remember that children are quick to forgive, easily able to see the joy in life, to laugh and cry and laugh again. I work a part time overnight stocking job at Home Depot. The result is that we become reluctant to show any signs of uncertainty or emotional reactions to stress.
No need to be perfectionists for a low paying job. Perfectionists tend to think in right-or-wrong terms — either you succeed or fail. Reflect on the pursuit of perfection. Or are you taking small things too seriously? Then there is this old guy that complains a lot about party little things too. I couldn't pick most of the dozens of retail clerks that I've been to out of a lineup, but I'll always remember this kid. Consider that most people do not have an agenda--they are not trying to send you hints that go beyond what they are actually saying.
But you can do it, with the help of your friends and loved ones who support your efforts and will always be by your side no matter what. What one joyful thing can you do today? What if the company's assets are liquidated or they go into bankruptcy and are forced to close? However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:. Thank you for sharing your challenge. I had to act fast. His tendencies are strange enough for most to recognize a possible lack of mental stability.
This is what is happening to me right now. Some day, can you sit me down and tell me everything you do? If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:. Always remember to strike a balance. And those who take themselves too seriously. It feels god that I am not the only one.
Going out and having a few drinks doesn't hurt. What's more, you experience more of the benefits that come along with the unplanned, like meeting cool new friends at a bar that you decide to take a chance on. There are ways to turn that steamroller around. What did it take to stop taking work so seriously? Just like that, a helpful comment is turned into an offense. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted.
If tomorrow brings a problem I will deal with it then. Being able to separate the two is very important, as each individual needs time to detox and rid themselves of their daily pressures. Or buy a straitjacket and hug yourself all day, every day. If his plane is late and his blood pressure is rising, he distances himself. Your original post is going to be read by me over and over until I get the balance right, or at least better. I still think their crankiness is unnecessary. I can say with no reservations that pretty much every job I've had since 1996 has been my best job yet and I love what I do.
We were torn between laughing uproariously at the stream of pompous drivel and actually throttling the dude. When I just focus on me a lot of that other stuff falls away. We can read people well, even when they try to mask their feelings from us. We spend too much time at work to make it something we don't enjoy. At the same time, one of my friends was working as a cadet at and mentioned they were looking to hire someone. Thank you Chrysta, I go through the same everyday. My real life is university, which will prepare for a real career, not retail.