Are you a chronic ‘doer’? Does sitting around ‘relaxing’ give you the jitters or worse – make you feel guilty? Are you terrified that if you let off on the gas even a little, all that you have created will collapse?

This is a phenomenon I am all too familiar with and one I am passionate about combating in myself and others. Chronic doing is a cycle that can be very hard to break free from, but the good news is that being of aware of it is the first step toward freedom.

That is why I have created a little quiz for you to find out where you fall on the ‘chronic doing’ continuum. You’ll also learn the next steps to take when you are ready to break out of this cycle – without sacrificing but rather ensuring – your success.

Are you a Chronic Doer? Let’s find out.

Mark the following statements True or False:

1. If given a whole day off with nothing to do, you would have no idea how to spend it
2. Checking your e-mail is one of the first things you do after waking up (and when you get up to use the bathroom at night)
3. Pausing to breathe deeply to calm and center yourself isn’t an option– it will take too much time and take you away from what you’re in the middle of doing
4. Your thoughts jump between criticism of yourself to criticism of others
5. You’ve ignored your health and energy long enough to believe that how you feel after 6 hours of sleep is normal
6. You avoid planning sessions because you don’t want to feel even more overwhelmed with all you have to do
7. You tend to keep a huge, time consuming projects out in the open (picture organizing, tons of reading, table refinishing, etc.) so you don’t forget you’ve got a lot more to do
8. You feel exhausted but usually don’t sleep well
9. You often feel frustrated, restless, irritable and cranky
10. You’re convinced that doing more is the answer to getting everything you need to do accomplished

Count up the number of Trues you have then click here to learn what your score means!

Less than 3 Trues: True Balance

Alright! Chronic Doing is definitely not a cycle you are stuck in. You understand the natural ebbs and flows that life presents and enjoy the ride without needing to mess with the natural order of things. You have found a balance between ‘doing’ and ‘being’ that feels comfortable and works for you.

3 – 6 Trues: Teetering on the Edge

So you found that some of these statements rang true but many aren’t true for you at all. Good job. I’d take a moment to reflect on these areas that were true for you and consider how they might be holding you back from even greater success or ease in living. Is there a theme around those that were true? Take a peek and see what surfaces. It can be surprising! Do want more clarity and accountability during this process? Then schedule your call with Julie today!

7 or more Trues: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

My dear chronic doer it is time to face the truth! Being aware gives you the chance to decide if you want life to be different and if so – what does that look like? This is huge! Get really clear on what your ideal vision is and don’t censor yourself. Question all of your assumptions. How would you feel if you weren’t constantly ‘doing’? What does rejuvenation and pleasure look like to you? Motivation is the only reason we change; if you want life to feel different everyday it is time to figure out why.

Author's Bio: 

Julie Gray is a seasoned space organizer, coach, and productivity adviser for exhausted overachievers who are ready to stop the cycle without sacrificing success and find the time and energy to get more out life.

Julie’s unique expertise is in harmonizing your space, time, AND energy in order to optimize your productivity and drive faster, more impactful results. Her comprehensive system creates more time in your day, and is designed to evolve along with your ever-changing life.

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