Do I sound crazy and unrealisitic to propose that you create some time just for you during this season? I speak of the need for it from very personal experience. I am off to Chicago to be with my family for two weeks, then on to Sedona to co-teach an advanced course with my friend and mentor, Hale Dwoskin (right), director of The Sedona Training Associates. Exciting? You bet.
And yet, so much to do at 2:30 am. It’s late! My eyes are drooping, but no rest for the weary, right? Wrong. What rule book is that written in? Well, I admit I had been following whoever’s rulebook that was, but not for long.
See the thing is, what quality of life do you have if you are always working to check things off the non-ending "to-do" list? So here’s my agreement with myself. Listen carefully, because I propose you do the same.
In the coming two weeks, I will consciously keep my eyes open for moments or more when I can take care of myself. If that means saying to my family, "Excuse me", and escaping to my room to rest or take a walk, then that is what I will do. Now if you have kids or responsibilities, this means you summon up the courage (and self-respect) and ask for support to have a break, no matter how short.
Okay, that’s my proposal. Are you in? Write a comment below if you are willing to join this revolution and take time for yourself in the next couple of weeks. I’d love to know. I will also post a blog about my progress while I am with my family. Above all, be open to the discovery that working hard and non-stop is a habit and in breaking it, you may just find the quality of your life kicks up a very important notch.
Here’s to your time for you.
For your freedom,