Lately, I’ve been feeling a little bit out of it. It seems I’m running around much of the time doing for everyone else, leaving little, if any, time for myself. I know as parents, heck,who am I kidding, as grown-ups, we spend a lot of our time doing for others. Whether it’s a 40-hour work week, being a caregiver for our parents, paying bills, grocery shopping, blah, blah, blah. You get the picture. If you’re like me you find time for everything but you.
Remember when you were a kid and you did whatever you wanted to do? I wish I could go back now and relive those moments knowing what I know now, because I would certainly appreciate my freedom a whole lot more. When we were kids we did things that made us happy, and we stayed as far away as possible from things that made us sad, or worried.
Why is it that as adults we have forgotten how to pursue happiness for ourselves? Of course, I get that we all have responsibilities as adults that we didn’t have as kids, but what I’m realizing is that we (at least I) tend to forget the biggest responsibility of all. ME. When I say that it sounds selfish, but the older I get the more I miss ME.
I was thinking about it today and here’s what M.E. stands for if it doesn’t get the attention it deserves:
I know that this is something I need to work on. Otherwise, not only am I shortchanging myself, I’m shortchanging my family because I’m depleted. So this is something I’m going to be working on.
To begin with I’ve committed to two yoga classes a week – no matter what. It’s something that I love and it makes me feel good. It’s a start in the right direction.
So, you see, it really is all about ME. Once we allow ourselves the pleasure of our own unadulterated company (on a regular basis) something wonderful begins to happen. We begin to feel better and enjoy life more. Consequently, those around us get the very best we have to offer. It’s a win/win situtation.
How will you spend time with you today?