Don’t be a firefighter

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Don’t be a firefighter. It is easy to become one.

Get into crisis mode and deal with your problems only when they threaten to consume you and you cannot ignore them anymore. Once you are a firefighter, it can be hard to give up the job. It keeps you busy. But it is a dangerous choice because it can be all consuming. Fires can flare up all around you as you stand in a burning house that cannot be saved. And you are likely to burn with it.

Instead, slow down and breathe. Find a moment of peace so you can think and feel even if it is scary. Notice when something is getting hot or is smoking and tackle it before it flares up. Life is not fireproof but small fires are so much easier to contain.

 

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