Careers, jobs, families and any other thing life throws at you are common parts of our daily lives. Often, we are whizzing through our busy lives like the yellow cabs in New York City. There are ten more by the time one leaves. They represent our very hectic schedules.
Some mornings look like this. Preparing ourselves for work, getting the kids ready for school, taking care of our furry children, dropping off the kids to the sitter, or school then finally heading out to work an eight-hour shift. When time permits during the day, we are planning dinner, deciding whether to do the mountain load of laundry as it dangerously threatens to tip over. All while deciding what to wear to work the next day that does not need ironing, as you’ve already ironed the kids’ clothes for the entire week and you’re on strike from that big hunk of metal for the moment.
Then there is your work you do five days a week, that allows you to keep a roof over your family’s head and food on the table. Focus, focus, focus is what you tell yourself, but all you really want to do is focus on taking a nap. Your mind is tired of hearing everyone call out your name for help with this, that, and other things you don’t even know how to handle.
My late mother used to always remind me that God didn’t make the world in one day. God needed a rest. After His rest, the outcome was this beautiful enormous land we call home. Making yourself the MVP most valuable person is so important. Pencil yourself in for a walk in the park regardless of the weather. Add a calendar event to go to the museum or movies.
I attended the Tina Turner play on Broadway by myself and it was simply amazing. The play was phenomenal, but the best part was taking time out for myself to do what I wanted. Be fair warned, some people may say you’re being selfish by not doing certain things. Let them say it until they’re blue in the face while you unwind, be unbothered and not stressed. You can’t be any good to anyone until you’re good to yourself. Be the MVP of your life and then you can shine like a star.
Quote of the Month
~Loving yourself is the first step to loving someone else.~