Sometimes in life you need to listen to not only what your body is telling you, but your mind as well. Let us start this article with a fun recent ZHanny story. This article exists because of the impact it had on my business. Plus, it’s just really interesting!
Lately I have had a ton of work to do on the publishing side of things. I’m not complaining, this is a great thing! Exactly what I wanted in fact. With a ton of work, sometimes comes a ton of added stress. I am one of those guys that wants to get everything done right away. However, I literally run out of hours in a day to do all the things I want to accomplish. Maybe you can relate if you have landed on this page.
There is this one project that I am working on that is taking a little more time than it is supposed to. The layers of this project seem like peeling an endless onion. That is the way life goes sometimes, eh? Unfortunately, due to the way this Christmas season is going, I have had to postpone some of the steps needed to accomplish the necessary tasks to finish up. I did not realize how much this was bothering me until I started having recurring nightmares.
I went to bed and immediately started dreaming about standing in a room. I looked in a mirror and noticed that a tooth was loose. Above me hung a single light bulb swaying in the breeze. The room was frightfully dark. I grabbed onto that tooth and pulled it out. A few more teeth fell out as I pulled. Not a big deal. I woke up that morning and did not give the dream a second thought. The next night I had the same dream, except this time I lost much more teeth when I looked in the mirror. There was nothing I could do to stop the losing process. Again, I woke up the next morning. I thought about the weird dream for a second, then carried on with my day. Finally the third night is when it got real. Same dream, just progressively worse. My mind apparently had had enough of me ignoring it and, boy oh boy, it reflected in the nightmare. I woke up and immediately had a revelation. I felt like I was losing control of the above stated project. I had to take action. Pretty soon I was going to be a toothless fool in my dreams if I did not do something!
I hired some extra help. Immediately I felt like the weight of the world was lifted. I went to bed that night with a sigh of relief. The best part? I’m keeping my teeth now!
What are the warning signs that your body gives you when stressed? I’d love to know!
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