It’s too easy to become a human doing, instead of a human being. Our busy schedules demand we run on full throttle 24 / 7. Our bodies and minds are not geared to run this modern marathon of busy!
The trick is to find a balance between responsibilities, our family life, and ourselves. Often, we feel we don’t have enough time in the day to accomplish “everything” that needs to be done. Our deadlines are unreasonable, but have become “normal”.
Most of the time, my choices lean heavily towards others instead of myself. My son needs something, so I sacrifice myself to give him what he needs. Or, my disabled husband is having a bad day, so I drop what I’m doing to ease his issues to minimize the impact on our family. All of these things take away from the balance in my life.
The balance between these items comes from a foundation of self care. I cannot stress this enough. Think about this. . .if you are not taking care of yourself, how can you take care of others? What happens when we run our of energy or patience or time? What happens to our bodies, minds, or sense of self? Simply put, we become broken, sick, or die.
When we take time for self care in the chaotic expanse of our daily lives, we are able to handle stress better, look after our children easier, and have enough time in the day.
Challenge for those who choose to accept. . .Every time life seems over-whelming, take a look at how you cope with the situation. Think about possible small changes that would help to deal with stress or life situations.
To Wellness for All. . .Karen
Fitness & Wellness Coach