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Perspective at play


August 26, 2012 by Sarah

While I love the variety of all the things I do – every now and then it becomes a bit much and I struggle to keep all balls in the air. Especially when (just to keep things interesting) more balls are thrown my way.

Usually when this happens, rather than take a step back, I launch into doing it all…and more. I’m not sure about others, but working at that pace initially feels like a frenzied adrenalin rush. For that short moment when I see all the balls in the air, it feels great. It makes me feel like I can do it all.

Sustaining that pace is another story. Balls get dropped and before you know it, I’m feeling guilty for not keeping up. And when that happens a switch gets flicked. I go from thinking I can do it all, living in a world full of possibility – to a world where suddenly everything is a challenge rather than an opportunity.

The further I get into my Work Experiment, the more I realise that perspective is a choice. While I can’t always control what happens in my life, I always have a choice about how I react. To make the right choice and keep perspective at play, I need to look after myself and keep myself in check. Only then can I make sure my glass stays half full.


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Hello! I'm Sarah Lou Davies a 30 something kiwi trying to make work play (and pay!).

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