Stressed out and Over-Committed


StressedWhile standing in line at It’s a Grind coffee in Elk Grove this morning I over heard two people talking about their schedules. During their brief “line” chat both had their smart phones out checking their text or emails, talking with each other, and preparing to order their caffeine for the morning.


“Yes, I have been very busy the last few days. I have not had a day off for the past 8 days” said the one to the other. “My schedule has been packed with the kids sports, a kitchen remodel, and project dead lines at work” respond the other man. While this is happening I am thinking about something that the presenter Jeremy Hunter, PhD said Friday at the Nixon Presidential Library. “No one can multi-task and be at the optimum efficiency”.


In our busy lives we have adjusted to accept stress and a daily part of our life. We take medicate to manage the consequences of stress. We medicate in different ways, some take prescription medication, while others resort to drinking alcoholic beverages in and over abundant manner, some over or under eat, and others _______________ (you fill in the blank).


During extended times of stress we experience a phenomenon called Attention Deficit Trait or ADT. This is now an epidemic among organizations. It is not a medical condition or clinical conditions such as ADD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) that can be treated with medication.


ADT cannot be controlled through medication. It must be treated through changing our thinking, actions, and habits.


Beginning February 12, 2013 we will begin talking about ADT on our live Thought-Filled Tuesday call in program. I invite you to take part in the discussion by blocking out one hour from 7:00pm to 8:00pm (California time) and calling 805.399.1000 and when prompted enter your access code of 593915.


If you have any questions call me at 209.732.6288 or email me at


When:             Tuesday February 12, 2013

Time:                7:00pm to 8:00pm (California Time)

Location:          805.399.1000

Access code:   593915