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Relinquishing Unrealistic Expectations About Ourselves

The most unrealistic expectations we typically have revolve around ourselves. And these expectations are especially destructive because once we don't meet them---because we can't---we abandon ourselves. We punish ourselves. Because we didn't get to everything on our to-do lists, we don't let ourselves rest, we get up an hour earlier, and we basically act like drill sergeants. Because we aren't perfect parents, we berate ourselves for everything we did "wrong,"...
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Are You in a Fun Famine?

Do you feel like every waking moment is packed with something productive and useful? When was the last time you did something solely because it made you smile? Have you played any games lately---like board games or tag? Spontaneously started a dance party or tea party with your family? Does it feel like you're always working or thinking about work or reading some article that tells you how to work better or smarter? Does it feel...
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