Some of us are real busy bees – but even those of us who do enjoy taking naps above all else that’s sacred sometimes push ourselves a bit too much. We overwork ourselves. It is so easy to ignore the physical symptoms and lie to ourselves about the psychological ones. From the point of view of our own two eyes we can see merely the tips of our own noses; and everyone knows that mirrors cannot be trusted at all, not after that whole Snow White business. So how on Earth are we meant to know when it is the right time to take a step back?
There are some obvious signs, of course. Like the fact you haven’t slept for weeks. But once these come around, it is often too late – we have ignored all the warnings we got on the way and are now in deep deep trouble. Turning back from this point can be quite difficult, painful and sometimes simply impossible.
And there were so many little yellow warning lights along the way. [Read more…]