I don’t think I have any vices as you’d describe vices to be. I don’t smoke or drink alcohol, my diet is quite good, and I have a daily exercise routine. However, if I do have a vice, it’s this: I have this tendency to over commit. Well, I dunno if it’s my fault, but, man, I just realize I truly have a lot on my plate.
Maybe you can relate to one of my favorite speakers and authors, Dr. Wayne Cordeiro, author of the bestseller Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion. He suffered from incredible burnout. It was so bad that he was warned that if he doesn’t change his Mach 4 schedule, he’d never be productive again. See his video here, an excerpt from his excellent Dead Leader Running talk:
Yeah, I can relate. A co-worker and close friend calls me “the juggler” because of all the hats that I have to wear, from senior teacher, to husband, to parent, to active church member, to blogger. Mach 4 schedule? Yep.
If you can relate as well, then I suggest you take a hard look at the tips Dr. Cordeiro presents in Leading On Empty. The book is gold.. It would give you tips on how to bring joy back in your work, improve time management, and avoid burnout.
There’s a smorgasbord of helpful lessons in Leading on Empty. Here’s one that Dr. Wayne Cordeiro give in the same talk: Do What Fills Your Tank. Check the excellent vid below: