Most recently I realized how I have spent the last 7 years raising children, running a business, being a wife, a sister, a friend, a mentor.
I loved every moment but why did I feel guilty when I stopped to take Time for Me!
Often when a commitment clashes I am quick to put my life on hold while I deal with it, not realizing that it was me making the choice to do so.
In understanding this, I asked the question “What do I feel guilty about taking time for me?” Now didn’t that start an endless internal dialogue, the very essence was that no-one could do it like I do!
Finally, I had clarity.
My husband is amazingly supportive and has always backed me no matter my choice, but at 35 I realized it was time to start living.
So straight away I got my whiteboard out and started a running list of all the things I wanted to do, soul fulfilling adventures which include a champagne seafood lunch in the waters of Bora Bora, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and lunch with Richard Branson.
Whilst I had made a start, how was I going to implement these dream adventures, well it started with my husband gifting me a Bucket List Journal which not only has a space to include an inspirational photo of my dream adventure, but a timeline of when I want to achieve this and how was it going to make me feel.
Sometimes our headspace is too busy doing the ‘do’, rather than planning the what and when, a great reason why my client’s come to me as they are busy living their lives, and are able to achieve most things purely because someone else has done the planning.
‘Time for Me’ is a poorly used phrase, it is about stopping and doing something that will bring about a sense of calm where you get to do what makes you happy.
What’s on the top of your list?