women have too much on their plates
This endless balancing act disables them from being loving and kind
to those around them, especially their spouses. Instead, they’re
irritable and quick-tempered.
don’t think I’ve contracted “hurried woman syndrome” just
yet, but I’m taking preventative measures. I see the groundwork
laid for a potentially bad case of it.
many other women, I’m trying to be Wonder Woman of the 21st
century. I have a career that’s important to me and a desire be
good at what I do.
health is also a priority. In fact, I think it’s essential to
mental and spiritual well-being. I believe everyone needs a creative
outlet, and quiet time. Friends are treasures I see rarely.
Coordinating a girls’ luncheon takes months because we are all in
the same busied boat.
families, other responsibilities, self-time, endless errands—we
are drowning and looking for a life vest. E-mail and cell phones
were supposed to help save time. Instead, they are my heaviest
burden. I have three e-mail accounts and barely have the time to
home, I’m lucky! My boyfriend does the cooking, and I do the
dishes – a wonderful arrangement since I never have time to cook.
But I do vacuum, scrub the tub and sew on buttons. My
dry-cleaning’s been sitting in my trunk for more over month. I
haven’t had the time to drop it off.
made a new rule for myself after slamming on the brakes to avoid the
car stopped in front of me. The loud screeching and black smoke from
my burnt tires was enough to implement the “NO TALKING ON THE CELL
PHONE WHILE DRIVING” rule. That lasted three days. I didn’t
check my messages or make a single call. I was totally disconnected
from work and friends.
the solution to slowing down our hurried lives? Motivational speaker
Anthony Robbins says just accept that you can’t get it all done
and focus on the task at hand. Author Echart Tolle says live in the
present moment and stop thinking about the future. My shrink says
decide what are my priorities, and eliminate something from the
bottom of the list. My creditors say work, work, and work – make
money and get out of debt a.s.a.p. My boyfriend says he misses me
and feels like we don’t spend enough time together, but he
understands my schedule. My heart says there’s time for
everything. I just need to accept the fact that I don’t have to do
everything today. The same stuff will be there
News 8’s evening newscaster Melisa Uchida is a Boston University