Welcome back to my life! There has been a theme winding it's way around my cerebral cortex for a while now... : ) and therefore, as you may have figured out, that generally morphs itself to a blog entry... : P
As I sit here and try to unravel the yarn that I have been spinning tirelessly (lol) lately, there are a few things that have struck me as a "Mayday". Maybe for you? Definitely for me!
Time seems to be such a precious commodity. With X amount of hours in the day, and XY and Z to get accomplished, how can we establish and maintain a somewhat stress free balance in our harried schedules?
I can tell you that I used to pride myself on my ability to multi task... I mean, doesn't EVERYONE take their tax info to the bubble bath??? lol... Granted it IS easier for women to multi task than men.. We inherit that : ) BUT, what we don't inherit, is frenzy.
As far as I can tell, we have choices. We can CHOOSE what we want to make a priority. Healthy boundaries and learning the word NO (heck - babies know THAT one!!!) can be a valuable tool for regaining sanity.
(Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical Psychologist, wrote an insightful and needful book on boundaries in relationships, check it out!) I sometimes have to give myself permission to say no... that's a tough one for people pleasers. (still recovering, I am : )
Another point... I don't want to reach the end of my days with regrets. Especially with regards to (loving) people. : )
I find that if I leave my self open to be available, I can be used by the One that has some awesome things for me to do. For and WITH Him... : D ... and the last thought I have to leave you with is this...there is an awesome verse in my favorite Book that tells us that being in a state of rest or stasis, is where we need to be restored to.
"Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Doesn't THAT say it best?
Have a great week - and slow down a little.. it'll be good for you and those you love! <3>