Today we will stand back and look a day typical day in our lives right now. What does that look like? Do you have a routine?, a job that you go to every day?, children that you care for?, or a scheduled time to do things? Or maybe there is really no order to your life at all, maybe each day is random...write down YOUR experience.
I find this prompt an important part of finding out where our time is spent and also a way to help us identify the things that we really want to do that we are not making time for (like writing in your journal)! So write the things down that you are not fitting into your schedule today that you really would like to do. Then write ways that you can incorporate them or at least one of them next week. I have to schedule everything in because when I don't, it simply does not happen.
Some of you are thinking "You don't understand my life, I have no time or That is just selfish to think of my needs, I have people to take care of"! Let me remind you that as women we often take on the caretaker roll and never include ourselves as one of the people we take care of. This results in resentment, burn out and often there are health consequences.It is important to rest, exercise, do something you enjoy occasionally and to take care of you. This is not a selfish move. It would ONLY be selfish if you did ONLY what you wanted to do and at the expense of others.
For those of you that know me well (BUSY or LACK OF TIME) is my middle name. So your are preaching to the choir on this one..I promise!
This is always a self talk prompt for me as I , like many of you, struggle with taking time for myself. It is something I must do ON PURPOSE if it is to be done!
Three parts today..What a typical day in your life looks like? What are the things you want to do but have not scheduled time for? and how can you incorporate at least one of things in next week for yourself?
Have a Blessed Day!