As we head into the later part of the year, I always find life gets a little more hectic, or dare I even say, busy.
There just seems to be the constant feeling of unfinished business, although sometimes I’m not exactly sure what it is.
I’m often unable to totally switch off because of a niggling feeling that there is something else I need to do, if only I could put my finger on exactly what that something is.
My planner is exploding with appointments, to do lists and wish lists. The end of my kitchen bench is full of papers from school, the latest supermarket catalogue for this week’s meal planning inspiration as well as anything else that needs to be taken care of.
Last week, with my mind, my planner and my kitchen bench feeling in complete disarray, I decided it was time to reduce the overwhelm.
So far I have taken three simple steps…
No. It’s such a simple word. A word parents so often tell their children with ease, however when it comes to others it’s somehow not so simple to utter.
But it’s time. It’s time for me to start saying yes to no.
For the sake of myself and my family, saying no has become an important tool of self-care and protection from overwhelm lately.
The last few days have been rather exhausting as my baby girl has been sick with a bad cold for most of the weekend which means we have both had very little sleep over the past few nights.
So as I dragged my feet towards my computer, I wondered what I might pull together for today’s blog post – my enthusiasm was there but my brain and body certainly were not.
And then I came across this post which I had written but shelved for some reason … a lack of time perhaps or maybe it just didn’t feel right at that moment.
But reading back over it this morning, it was exactly what I needed to hear. A reminder that time is too precious, that it’s ok to slow down and do what feels right at this moment.
So I thought I would share it with you …