OK, so I think my mind and body have finally had enough of the go, go, go and do, do, do everything for everyone else. This has been nagging at me for a while but I finally listened to that inner voice today and realized, “I NEED A BREAK!”. Actually, I just need some me time. I go and do for everyone else all the time, my kids, my husband, my dad, the daycare, my clients…. I have been allowing everyone to take a little piece of me and not leaving anything or ME. This may sound selfish but I am realizing that in order to be a good mom, a good wife, a good friend, a good daughter, etc… I need to take time out for me. Even if that is just a cup of coffee in my house by myself after everyone is gone without turning on my computer or my phone or a good run that gets my mind focused and my body feeling good.
I have always been a little bit of a caretaker and always been and overachiever and what I like to call “Optimistic with my time”. But now, with kids and dogs, and work and school and everything else… I don’t have time to be optimistic with – I need to learn to time manage better. Somedays, I feel like I am running in circles and not getting much done at all, often making more work for myself in the process. Learning to focus on one thing at a time will be a great start.
Here is what I will be trying: Make a list, Focus on one thing at a time, be present in the moment, get it done and enjoy it. If thoughts come in about all of the other things that need to get done, I will acknowledge the thought, breathe it out and get back to the task at hand.
Wish me luck…..and let me know if anyone else tries this and how it works out.