Wednesday, December 30, 2015
How are you today? I mean really, How are you? Not the typical "I'm fine" response but the "I've got a billion things to do but don't know where to start" response. We've all been there. Some of us are there now, myself included.
Currently my son is in another state with his Mimi & Pa and my husband is at work. I have all day to myself to get everything done that I need and want to but yet I find myself feeling overwhelmed, like time is running out and not a reason in the world to feel this way.
My husband expects nothing of me when he walks in the door except a hug and a kiss & my son won't be home for another day.
The problem is me. I put all the pressure on myself to make everything "perfect" and that's silly because perfect doesn't exist.
Here's My Morning in numbers.
45-Minutes Slept In
1- Cup of Coffee
1-Load of Laundry
2-Beds with Fresh Linens
2-Freshly Dusted Bedrooms
20-Friend in the Sunshine Snail Mail Event
1-Freshly Mopped Kitchen Floor
By most accounts i've gotten a lot done & I see that but to me, it's not enough. I want to get it all done and have time to take care of me and enjoy my hobbies. As I go into 2016 this is what I want to work on. This is my goal. To stop putting off my hobbies and ME time for when I find the time. Time isn't going to present itself in a pretty little package, tied with a bow. I have to make time to enjoy what it is that makes my heart happy. I'm not going to let my everyday, mundane chores control my life anymore. I often tell people that the most important thing is to take care of themselves first because if we aren't our best selves then we can't be the best Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, for anyone else. I think it's time for me to take my own advice.
2016 is going to be the year I truly take care of myself by allowing myself the down time to enjoy my hobbies, my friends, and my family more because that load of laundry will be there when I get to it but the people on my life, including myself may not be there when I finally "have" time for them.
2016 is the year I let go of the word perfection & my idea of it. It's the year i'm more graceful with myself. More gentle on myself. More loving to me.
Join me in 2016 in letting go of perfection and taking more time for yourself. Be graceful and gentle on yourself. And forgive yourself more.