Beaten to Death by Butterflies

A while back, I heard the phrase “beaten to death by butterflies” to describe how all the little stresses of work and life cumulatively add up to a overwhelming sense of helplessness or failure. Exercise and eating habits can fall to the wayside because they just add to the swarm.

I’d really like to hear from you… what do you do to manage your attacking butterflies? You can comment below, tweet me @cparkburke, or send me an email at