Stop the World…I want to get off!
In this day we all get far too busy, we end up with full calendars and no time for ourselves or our loved ones. This has been happening to me a lot lately, I go into a week with very little going on and end up with no time between, the Chambers, my new business and other community events that people want me to attend; my life feels like there’s just no time!
I am very happy that the people in my community are embracing me and my talents and want me to get more involved in their organizations and events. I actually love that I am becoming more involved because I live in a great community in the mountains of Colorado. The downside is time, time away from the business (sometimes) and time away from my lovely wife, often.
So what do I do to make sure that I have time for myself and my family? I follow a few easy steps:
1. Remember always to enjoy the moment. Even when it gets very busy, slow down, take breath and enjoy where you are and what you’re doing.
2. Schedule time for yourself. Sometimes when our lives get so busy we forget about taking time for ourselves, we need to do this! So if this means blocking time on your calendar just for you, do it!! And don’t give that time back, keep it as any other appointment on your calendar.
3. Listen to your body, often when we get busy we can go beyond our physical needs as well. We can get so run down that we are not effective in anything we are doing. Make sure you are listening to your body and only pushing yourself to a place you feel comfortable. Always ask yourself, how much of a time commitment is this and can I do it effectively.
4. Listen to the people you trust, often when we are unwilling to follow the advice of #3 above the people closest to us can see the effects on our physical body as well as our mental state. Be open and listen to those you trust and begin to act on their advice.
5. Always be grateful; be grateful for what you can do, do not get caught up in what you cannot do. You can make a difference by your actions and help others in your community by your involvement only if you keep your obligations under control.
Life is a wonderful gift and by sharing yourself with your community you take a big first step to a more joyful life. It is through service to others that we as a world community can make a difference. Whether it’s just locally, regionally, statewide, nationally or worldwide. Get involved and make a difference today!
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “When the world around you gets to crazy, stop, take a breath and be grateful for the difference you make in the world.”