1. Being stressed out all the time
When I’m behind Thai people who are moseying down the sidewalk while munching on a skewer of pineapple, I slow my roll too. I no longer glorify a frantic, fast-paced lifestyle, nor do I believe that being stressed is the only path to success.
I’m dedicated to my job, but I have time to get coffee and chat with my co-workers during the weekdays. I work hard because teaching is a demanding profession, but I don’t have to do the impossible to feel like I’m making a difference. A less stressful, laid-back work environment helps me to lead a more balanced life; I always have time to stop and smell the… street food.