Take the quiz to find out if you’re an under-doer or an over-doer.
When you’re feeling insecure, do you shop too much to feel better? Or do you deprive yourself of basic things?
When you’re upset, do you eat too much – or too little?
In other words, are you an under-doer or an over-doer?
Do you over-work or under-work?
Do you over-sleep or under-sleep?
Both under-doing and over-doing are ways to avoid whatever is going on inside of us.
To make this our best chapter, we can start with today, page 1, and look honestly at our behavior. Then we can decide to stop over-doing or under-doing and look for balance. To be more you, try being less you.
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Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
That’s a great observation. I think I over eat and over drink sometimes, sometimes I over sleep and I definitely over work. I’ll have to look a little closer to see if I under do anything. Excellent post, love it. 🙂
Stuart, thanks for sharing this. Let me know if you find out if you under-do anything!
Will do! 🙂