Have you ever felt like life was happening around you? You know, hours fly by, days are on fast forward and you are having a hard time breathing, let alone coping with the array of things that you need to get done? I wear so many hats: one is for family, the next is as an employee, an author, and a blogger and then I have one special hat when I am just plain me. It can be hard finding my sanity when every role on my life is taking a hit. It is times like that when I am thankful for “me” time.
“Me” time is time when I am able to cast off all of my roles for a few moments and dwell on me-my mental state, health, visions, dreams and everything that concerns me. It is when I can sit back and recuperate, for when I am empty, there is nothing more for me to give.
“Me” time does not have to be for hours, days or weeks; it can be a couple of minutes to take a hot shower (with a small child, this is a luxury) or it can be just enjoying a nice cup of hot tea. The point is to slow down and breathe.
Last week, while watching The Cat and the Hat, Cat remarked: “When you slow down, the world will come to you.” Instead of getting lost in your list, stop and enjoy the moments. Laugh, giggle and finger paint with your children; enjoy a stroll around a lake or in a park; enjoy your time with family and friends. Instead of making your problems a priority, make yourself one so that you can effectively deal with the stresses life has a way of throwing you.
Life is too short to not enjoy it; if you’re not, then change your paradigm and watch your world change.
May you find the time this week to breathe and be refreshed. Enjoy what it means to be you.
About Me: I am the author of THOU SHALL NOT. I love creating three dimensional characters and am always looking for new people to kill…in my stories.