We all know what I’m talking about. Things are in an uproar, you have 17 things to do today, you were supposed to be somewhere 15 minutes ago, and you have something else on your mind weighing you down that you just can’t shake.
It seems like sometimes we just need a pause button for life. Right?
We could use it to pause our children from growing up. We could use it to pause an argument or gain clarity on a trying situation. We could use it to just be.
There is something so powerful about that…to just be. We don’t always take time for ourselves, and I’m not exactly sure why. Are we pressured as a society to just go, go, go and do, do, do? Do we guilt ourselves for taking time out for ourselves because we know we have x, y and z to do today and well, we’re just gonna have to wait because there’s not enough time in the day?
Wake up before the kids wake up. Grab your morning tea or coffee, and just be. I do my best to just be me while chatting with the Lord in the mornings. I gain so much clarity when I listen instead of talk. It’s truly an insanity buster, even if it’s just for 15 minutes, before the baby eats the dog food.
There’s this lady that I heard of awhile back, called The Flylady. Have you heard of her? Oh my goodness, she’s like an angel, seriously. I remember when chaos was surrounding me, and then it disappeared because I followed her methods! Seriously. I need to follow it again. Yep, it’s going on my to do list. She tells us, “you can do anything for just 15 minutes.” She’s right! Even if you have to set that timer, you are worth it. You deserve it. LOVE yourself enough to plan that time for yourself and let nothing stop you.
Will you do that? Will you take my challenge starting today and carve out 15 minutes for yourself? Even if it’s not before the kids wake up, plan it for some time in the day. They have this awesome thing called Netflix now, and VeggieTales is the bomb diggity for a babysitter sometimes. Point is, make yourself a priority, don’t allow anyone or anything to stop your special time for rejuvenation. You deserve it. Think of it as a recharge before the crazy kicks in. Hop on over to my Facebook page and let me know if you’re in. We can hold each other accountable!
Raising my coffee cup…CHEERS to a fabulous day!!