|Ever feel like time is literally being|
sucked out of you...?
My schedule right now is CRAZY... Yes, I know... when is our life NOT crazy...? I'm not working since it is summer break, but I am taking care of a house of 5 (and the dog), training for my first century (100 mile bike ride) that is coming up in 2 WEEKS and my 4th triathlon in 8 weeks, getting things ready for our son to move to Arizona to attend NAU, cleaning EVERY INCH of our house since Mom and Dad will be here for a week taking care of Anna and Abby while we are in Arizona, writing, hosting "Camp Locher" for our God kids a few weeks this summer, back to school shopping, transitioning Athletic Booster, fundraising, and Grad Nite paperwork and stuff to new people and learning all about (and attending several meetings this summer) for my new position as PTA President at Anna's school... oh, and playing with and being my Husband's Girlfriend!
YOUR life is YOUR choice! What are YOUR priorities? My family... my husband... my confidence... my health... those are my priorities and I (FINALLY) have made choices to allow me to focus on MY priorities... did you see how many times I said "my" when listing MY priorities? So many of us live in a confined tunnel... you only see your commitments, your job, the bills, the laundry, the dishes... and would NEVER DREAM to allow yourself to take the blinders off and even look at what you are missing. The thing is, it is not only YOU that is missing out... it is your kids, your husband, your friends... they are missing out on you, too.
Take the blinders off.
Make a list of YOUR priorities.
Figure out how to fit those priorities into your world... I'm NOT suggesting that you walk away from all your responsibilities... come on, balance, people! But, I'm sure there is an hour here or something you can give up or cut back on. Several months ago, I made a choice to step away from the scrapbook industry... an industry that I have been very involved with for over 5 years. As much as I loved designing, traveling, teaching, and having my work and articles published around the world, I needed that time to focus on my weight and my husband. Make YOUR choices.
FIND... YOUR... TIME! Because, SERIOUSLY... when MAMA ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!
And check out this fantastic article by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., "Not Enough Time?--All we have is time"
Make it a FANTASTIC day, everyone! :-)