Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Let’s just jump right into some real talk here. Life throws unexpected twists and turns at us—sometimes daily. And even the stuff we’re expecting from life can become so overwhelming and demanding.
Take Halloween for instance, Halloween in a pandemic looks like…A. a small socially distanced get-together? B. Trunk-or-treat at your child’s school? C. Trick-or-treating all over your neighborhood - hey it is a Saturday! D. None of the above.
Should I even buy candy or are we just going to eat it all ourselves?
I know what it’s like to feel worried about every little decision. Ever wonder whether your relationships are being affected? We’ve been there. And then there’s that scary part (and we don’t mean Halloween scary either!) where you wonder if you’re really equipped to cope if nothing changes. Yeah. We know exactly how it feels.
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So here’s some advice from Kevin Majeres, MD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, professor, Harvard Medical School and founder of OptimalWork on how to approach the many decisions we face in life - especially the hard ones and the work that is required.
“Think of the task you’re about to start or a decision you need to make. The most important thing is not to [just] get it done — that’s an empty motive, and ultimately serves fear. (It’s really the fear of failure that drives you when you aim only to get things done.)
When our motives come from love, we want to do the work, and we naturally want to do it well. Love gives us meaning, and it also gives us mastery. Having a spirit of service in our work will lead us to continually improve how we do it. When we get the “why” right, everything else lines up.”
So if I think about Halloween in love, I know I have to have the candy ready. In most years we get thongs of kids (we live on a very flat, short street that parents and kids love). And if they don’t come this year? I can donate what is remaining or save some for a rainy day when candy is the best answer - just not all of it at one time!
Have a Happy Halloween everyone!