Do you ever feel as though there is not enough time in the world, let alone a day to accomplish what you want? What time do you wake up and what time does your day begin? Well, I often wonder about these questions as I lay in bed daily, willing my body to wake up and comply with the list I have created in my mind and written on my board and my daily planner (so that I do not forget). But you know, my mind is often way ahead of what my body (dealing with chronic pains) is willing to comply with. All is not lost! I have had some terrific ideas to come out of these lazy days. It's unfortunate that as I have assumed the hours of a vampire, most of the professional world is not! Where are my fellow Vamps?
While talking to a friend a few weeks ago, he was enumerating all the things he had to do including taking care of his family. I was not surprised because that is the kind of person he is. Caring for everyone. My statement to him was, "...you cannot manage your time if you do not manage yourself". As I was telling him, it dawned on me that even in this chaos, one must learn to manage self! What does manage self mean? You have to manage your expectations of self, your capabilities, your response to others and their behaviors, events, work, health, soul, and everything in between. Understanding your capabilities and know when to say enough/NO, would be very beneficial to one's health.
When and if you are able to manage said expectations, it is essential to ensure that you are taking care of yourself. No one benefits if you are running on fumes! Particularly for mothers with young children, it is necessary to note that you too need some time to yourself; a time to recuperate and focus on the things that are important to you. Yesssssss, I hear some of you saying how are we going to juggle all of that and still have time for yourself? You be the judge of that; but think about this, if you were to drop dead, would your family keep on going? Would that job replace you in just a "jiffy"? Absolutely! In other for you to be a great mom, husband, employee, friend, or sibling, remember that you would be of better service and help to anyone when you have "fuel in your tank"! How far can you go otherwise?
As a woman trying to actually live by the word of God, one of my favorite verses in the bible comes from Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 that says There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted". Understanding that it doesn't matter what I do, the word of God says that everything has its time. Now, do I have enough knowledge and understanding to know when to do what? Well, I tell you, I am still learning that! When you figure it out, please do tell. However, like before, knowing when to take a break is absolutely necessary for good living. You cannot accomplish everything at one time. Priorities will have to "lead the way"! Do not forget to schedule some time for yourself. Enjoying a Euphoric bath bomb would be an excellent way to enjoy some quality time. Visit https://www.theeuphoricpalace.com for your very own bath bomb and you will be on your way to Euphoria!
I will like to hear how you are spending your time indoors. What has Corona brought out of you?