Today, recognize that you are so much bigger than whatever roles you are playing right now: employee, boss, teacher, parent, student, group member, etc. Therefore, don't feel trapped or limited by your obligations and demands. Your real being and identity is much larger and grander. Your roles, as important as they are, are temporary. They demand your attention, but in proper perspective.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.