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You MUST Make Time for YOU

This post is dedicated to all of us who are sooooo busy moving at the speed of light, dealing with work, kids (fur or human), stress, laundry, cooking – you get the picture.  We are so busy just trying to get through this crazy thing called life that we forget to LIVE.  I don’t have a spouse or family, but I do have 7 tiny dogs who require a lot of attention and care (which I couldn’t be happier to provide).  So many of you have huge demands on your time, that you wonder how you can even stop to breathe.

But I want to tell you – I promise this is the truth, because I’ve figured it out the hard way.  STOP being so busy that you’re exhausted, cranky, run down, and still have no time to do the things YOU want to do.  I know it’s hard when you have a family. But guess what?  I PROMISE that if you make time for YOU- to exercise, to meditate, to read, to write – whatever your soul needs – you will be much happier and productive with all those things you have to do.

Someone told me “I don’t have time to go get my nails done.”  OK, well I love having my nails done so I make time for that every couple of weeks.  I don’t HAVE time, I make time.  I hear this a lot too: “must be nice not to have a family so you can go to the gym twice a day.” I realize that the folks who say this to me aren’t being mean, they really just can’t figure out how to fit ME TIME into their routine.  Again, I don’t HAVE time, I make time because my health and wellness became the top priority for me.  I was miserable, depressed, and unhappy.  That wasn’t doing anyone any good at all.  So yes, I sacrifice some things so that I can go to bed early and hit the gym before dawn.  The gym might not be your “thing” and that’s totally fine – my point is find your thing and make time to enjoy!!!! Everyone in your life will be better for it.  Taking time for you is not selfish – it is necessary. 🙂

There are a million excuses, and almost all of them are real and legitimate on some level.  Please understand that I am NOT saying people aren’t busy doing very important things, and I really am fortunate that it’s easier for me to make time than probably most of you.  But my lovelies, who is going to take care of YOU if you don’t?  Make a list of all those “I wish I had time to…..” and then take a good look at your schedule and see when you will fit some of that in to fulfill your own happiness.  It will be so worth it.

One Comment

  1. I love it! What a refreshing reminder for me. I’m always busy, not a minute waisted always doing something, running around. Today had dictor appoitment and felt guilty for belong out of my studio. I had to stop myself and remind myself IM GOING TO THE DOCTOR not a party. And guilt faded in a heart beat.
    Keep writing my dear! It’s really amazing how this post slowed me down to remind me to treat me nice.

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