As I sit here on this joyous day before the Holiday, I find myself counting my blessings.
I am truly grateful that this year has been more “peaceful” for me. What I mean is that I do feel as though I have made significant improvements in my overall well-being. I think about the past when most days was a struggle. There were times when I was unhappy or finding something to become easily upset about. Now, I have been actively trying to just “relax”. I know that I am naturally a high strung person…or at least I have been in the past. Let me just tell you that this can be extremely time consuming, and simply not healthy.
Even in preparation for this upcoming Holiday, I was stressing about everything that I needed to do (laundry, pack, buy groceries for my contribution dish for Thanksgiving dinner). I was overwhelmed, and even considered rescheduling a date night that was planned a few days prior. But, thankfully I didn’t.
I told myself that I needed to keep prioritizing things that matter most. My relationship gracefully making that list of course. I would get to the other tasks that I needed to take care of. I needed that break from my jam-packed to do list. I felt refreshed! I needed to be selfish, and I was able to be just that.
So, my hope for all of you celebrating Thanksgiving, is that you take the time to enjoy those moments with your loved ones.
Last time this year, I was busy making sure everyone else had a great time, before I could “take a breather”. I’m sure no one even noticed how on the go I kept myself those few days. Before you know it, you’ll be back to work, and maybe you even missed out on some family time.
Don’t let this happen to you!