It’s my writing day. It’s 11:25 and I have deadlines I should meet. It’s been a stressful and emotional week in many ways. This weekend, I’m turning off my computer and taking time to live. Here are five reasons why:
- There are only a few people who are most important in our lives. I’m going to shut off the busyness and just be present.
- There’s only one life and we define what that is. I’m still learning this principle. I really want time to do things that are most important to me. Today, I’m choosing to do that. How about you?
- Life isn’t getting longer. Being midlife is the weirdest place to be. I need to do what’s important now rather than looking back yearning for what was or longing for retirement.
- No one really cares. Really – no one other than the five people I call my family really care what I do in this moment, and it’s the same for you. Let your life sync with those closest to you.
- I need grace and so do you. My brain is fried and my emotions are shot. I’d do much better spring cleaning than writing a stellar parenting post. I need to give myself time to put my hands in some water and let my mind be free of the lies that are hanging around in my head. I need to give myself the grace to take care of myself and so do you.
So, don’t wait with baited breath for my next blog post. It may be a few days, even a week. In the meantime, join me in taking time to live. Can you identify with any of these principles? I’d love to hear from you – what do you struggle with?