Have you ever wanted to take a break from your life? Do you often feel like there is so much pressure on your shoulders to keep it all together? When these feelings arise, it is so easy to start drifting into victim mode and want others to start nurturing you for a change. As women, we are natural born nurturers, so we often drain ourselves taking care of others. If you find yourself in this state, get up! Quit sitting in the same routine or life, and make some changes. We are so powerful and joy-filled when we take control of how we experience life. Notice I didn’t say when we control life. There is a big difference here. Trying to control everything and everyone around you is a direct path to fatigue and suffering.
So how do you get up? First and foremost, invest in some time alone. Do a full assessment of where you are and where you want to be. Make a list of your preferences that are disappointing you, and see if you can do anything about them. For example, if your child is lazy and never picks up his toys/stuff, you can do something about it. Simply document a plan that holds the child accountable and stick to it. You will see progress if you remain consistent. Usually, we get tired and do it ourselves, thereby teaching our kids that they don’t need to.
Ensure you schedule enough time for yourself, whether that is exercise, spending time alone with your partner, taking a bath, or reading. Time for yourself is a must; a non-negotiable. You must fill up to live your life with maximum energy.
Not only do you need to start managing your time based on your priorities, but you also need to focus on who you are being. Are you present wherever you are? Are you strong enough to say no and stick to your boundaries? Are you taking care of emotional triggers?
We can stay stuck for years because we are too busy to take the time to recognize and act upon our priorities and goals. There are so many things you can do to change how you experience life, but the best place to start is by getting up! You can simplify and increase your joy! It is never too late to start writing a new story. Your future self will thank you.