Basic functioning is easy, or is it not??

You are a high achiever, working hard, running a busy life with lots of professional and personal commitments that fill up your week because you hold a high standard for yourself and you want to do well in all areas of your life.


Your career is really the main commitment in your life and that hasn’t really been your choice, it’s just kind of what everyone does these days. The workload is crazy most of the time and frequently you can’t leave your job before you’ve done a 10-12h day or a ‘at home night shift’.

Often you think “I just need to get through the day” but then the next day is not really looking that much different.

In between you’re TIRED and EXHAUSTED. You struggle to sleep and to fit in any time for just YOURSELF!

 It’s a roller coaster downhill. You keep looking in the diary when the next long weekend is coming and of course you’re planning your next holiday (at least in your mind) to just get back to some kind of “normal”.

What does normal even feel like, it’s been that long?!

So when have we become okay with accepting these long, draining days, working ourselves into the ground for somebody else’s goals which leaves us struggling to do basics day in day out?

With basics I mean eating regular, nutritious meals, drinking enough water, sleeping 7+ h per night and doing the things your truly care about in life. These are all basic things that make our bodies and minds functioning well, right?

And then what about the things you would actually like to do for yourself or in your life?

When was the last time you thought about your own personal goals, who you want to be and what you want to experience in YOUR life? 

It’s a fact that: If that’s something you haven’t thought about in a while because life is too busy (with things that are actually not important because they are things you don’t value) 5 years will go by you trying to achieve someone else’s goals and you end up feeling unhappy because you haven’t done any of the things you might have wanted to do.

  • When did everyone start to be okay to work overtime without being paid for that extra time? Are you okay with that?
  • When did we start to be okay to not set clear boundaries to conserve ourselves and live a healthy, balanced life?
  • And when did it start to be okay for us to be struggling all the time to function on a basic level? Basic like eating well, sleeping well, feeling happy and healthy on a daily basis as a foundation for the life YOU want to live?

So this week I want to encourage you to think about what you are okay with and what you are not okay with but also WHAT DO YOU WANT?

What are your goals and dreams, what do you want to experience, before another 5 years go by at the blink of an eye?





Nina Egenberger
Nina Egenberger