Okay, so we get caught up in so many different things that we can often find ourselves out of balance.
It doesn’t happen intentionally – not all the time, anyway. Most of the time it can creep up on you ever so silently.
Sometimes it builds up to the point where we want to scream out “Make it stop!” Other times it can happen so swiftly that it can knock us on our butts!
Regardless of where it came from or how you got there it’s time to remedy the situation.
Why does this keep happening? Chances are you’re like most of us and this isn’t the first time things became overwhelming. Take a step back and see if there are any patterns being repeated. Do you keep doing SO many things because you need someone’s approval or love? Have you fallen into the trap of….”If you love me you’ll do this FOR me!”? There are times when people really do need help. Other times people can and do take advantage of others. Often there is a fine line between the two. You may need to take a really good look at where and how you are out of balance.
Let’s take a look….
What am I doing? What is it that keeps demanding so much of my time and attention? Is it a project? A person? A group of people/Organization? Does my job/business take up waaaaay too much of my time because I am such a workhorse? Really look at the whole picture and decide what ABSOLUTELY has to be done by you and only you. Even if it’s a small part of something let someone help you. If you’re not sure how to do that or who else could possibly help get still, very still and find the answer. Maybe a friend or a family member can come up with an idea or creative way to help you. Allow some help into your life. Even if it’s just a little bit. A little can go a loooong way.
Who have I become? Who keeps draining me? When you look in the mirror do you recognize yourself? Have you positioned yourself in a situation that you think (which may not necessarily be the case) ONLY YOU can do/handle this? Are you holding onto something or someone so tightly that you won’t let go at the cost of your time and maybe even your health? Who can you ask for help…even if it’s a little…even if you’re uncomfortable sharing or letting go of the task at hand? Share the load. You’re health or sanity may depend on it.
Where can I go to get some peace and quiet? Can you schedule a little vacation or some time off? Would you consider a mini- stay-cation? Schedule at least an hour or so (to start) and enjoy something relaxing. A nice hot bath. Read a good book. Try a new recipe. Or maybe you can do absolutely NOTHING. You know what you like. It’s time to enjoy some of that. Its time just for YOU!
When would ‘now’ be a good time? You aren’t getting any younger and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to anyone. You need to take some positive action for your best interest. If you keep putting this off until…later….tomorrow….when this happens…when so and so does this…..if…when… It’s time to stop fooling yourself. Even one small change or tweak can make a huge impact on your life. Give it a try. It may just be what you need. It may seem odd or difficult at first. If it doesn’t work you can always go back to way things were. Chances are you just might like and appreciate a little adjustment.
RE-BALANCING yourself may or may not be an easy task. You might not know HOW to do it. You may not WANT to do it because you have yourself so convinced that “This is the only way!” I invite you to REALLY take a look at your life and situations. You may only need help temporarily. You cannot be everything to everyone. The sooner you realize this the sooner you can take your true power back and have yourself be a priority in your life. This is not impossible. It might seem unlikely, at first anyway. Somehow, someway there is a way to RE-BALANCE your life. It’s time to take that first step to find out just how to do that.
I wish you well on your journey. You are SO worth it!
I look forward to our next visit together!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!