http://www.govexec.com/excellence/p...otally-exhausted/81187/#.UzLFBSZhN4I.facebook I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately so I really enjoyed this article. As I am progressing in my TMS healing I have really been noticing how much the stress and busyness can be a mental distraction just like pain and anxiety. Not having enough time, pushing through in spite of the pain, struggling is a state of mind. I had a therapist tell me once that there is enough time for the things that matter the most. That is a reassuring outlook. If we try to do it all, and do it all well, we may be left in perpetual dissatisfaction and falling a little short. I can't tell you how many times people used to say to me "I don't know how you do it all." I used to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when people said that to me and also internally "I don't know how I do it either!" I didn't feel like I had a choice, but we all have a choice. Well, now I know the sacrifice I paid, and am still paying. There is enough time for the things that matter the most. The last paragraph in this article sums it up completely: "One of the most astounding studies I came across was another OECD look at productivity. I heard so often, well, this overwork culture is just the price we have to pay for being such an enormously wealthy and productive economy. But then the OECD sliced GDP per hours worked to get an hourly productivity rate, and for several of the years studied, the U.S. falls several rungs below other countries with more rational work-life policies, such as France. So we’re putting in the most hours, but we’re not actually working intense, short, productive hours. We’re just putting in a lot of meaningless face time because that’s what our workplace cultures value—at the expense of our health, our families, and our souls."