You have to learn how to manage your time to include you. If you have a burnout or meltdown, then you won’t be any help to yourself or anyone else. Life can get very hectic and filled with unimportant things that are time wasters. Do not make any unrealistic promises to anyone that it is impossible to keep or you have to push yourself harder to meet certain obligations. Be cautious in the decisions you make that will take up a lot of your time. I have been VERY TIRED, EMOTIONAL AND STRESSED lately and it is due to NOT “really” taking time out for myself.
Family is the one and ONLY component in my life that I take soo seriously and it is a challenge to no end! I really need to learn how and when to pull back from a few of them….. It is very hard at times because you want to see them doing things differently and it does not always go the way we feel that they should Nonetheless, family is my BIG THORN in my life……
However, I have made it VERY IMPORTANT via making time for myself because I see that it is indeed important! However, it takes a desire to create a life that you want and not try to please everyone else. If you allow others to take over your life and to eat up your time and space, you will never reach to your destiny. You don’t have to feel guilty or selfish about making time for yourself, because time is something you cannot retrieve when you lose it to frivolous things that don’t empower you.
Taking time to nurture and pamper yourself is especially good for your entire outlook on life. You can get too busy sometimes in rigid routines that steal your dreams and your focus. Making time for yourself helps you to relax more and enjoy specific activities that bring your happiness.
Make sure you build time blocks that will help you to manage your time better. Limit interruptions from others that will set you back. Develop ways that will help your family to contribute to household activities so you can free up some of your time.
Keep a daily “things to do” list that will help you to effectively organize your schedule and your time. Have a calendar that will detail your daily tasks. Get accustomed with setting specific time slots for yourself on a daily and weekly basis. Be sure to stick to your new routine. Don’t allow anyone to interrupt your new outlook on life. Seriously because those who disagree with YOU wanting to take time out for yourself and creating seasons in your life for PEACE, that is a “tall tale” of a sign that those individuals may need to be re – evaluated and being apart of your life.
Seek support from a coach, mentor or trainer, who will assist you to begin or maintain a particular schedule that is right for you and will get a lot more done in a lot less time. A trained coach is equipped with tips and skills that can affect your life in a positive way. Don’t be afraid to ask for help because this might be just what you need to get your life on a path to peace and happiness.
Tension and Stress are two things that I do not desire to have and for the last few months I must admit…..they seem to find their way of creeping back into my window at least a few times a week! Now that I am aware of this and how they are figuratively speaking >>>getting back in <<<<< I now know what I have to do to keep them out. I want to live the remaining years of my life happy, healthy and free from things and people that should not be apart of where I am trying to go in Christ.
Happiness is a blessing that we ALL have taken for granted…..