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By Maria Gracia
February 14, 2017
Quick Thought of the Day from Maria
Are You Too Busy for...You?
There are always so many things the average person has to do in a day...work,
take care of kids or grandkids, cook, clean, perform other household chores,
get fuel for the car, shovel the sidewalk and/or mow the lawn depending on
the season, remember to wish others a happy birthday...sometimes shopping for
a gift for them, read paperwork that arrives in the mail...honestly, the list
could go on and on.
No doubt about it...people are busy. Which is why they often forget to take care
of the person who is ironically trying to take care of everything and everyone.
Ask yourself...when is the last time you did something nice for yourself? I
mean, something just for you that benefited you personally? If you're rolling
your eyes, then you may just be too busy for YOU.
Today is Valentine's Day...a day typically designated to show our love for
others. That's a good thing, of course. BUT, why not be sure it also includes
showing love for ourselves? To me, it's when WE are well taken care of that
we can best serve others.
Here are 5 ideas...
1. Shop for fun. If you're busy, you probably already spend tons of time
at stores...but you're likely buying for your house or your family. Why not
splurge on yourself a bit. Perhaps there are a new pair of workout sneakers
you've been eyeing or maybe it's time to donate your old wallet and get yourself
a new one? Give yourself the opportunity to take your time, window shop, and get
yourself a little something as a reward for all you do.
2. Join a club or go to an event. I belong to a book club...and I just
love it. I not only read a wide variety of books, but I'm then given the
opportunity to share my thoughts about the book with others and listen to their
perspectives. I've also been to 'paint nights' which are all the rage lately.
When you go to paint night, you get a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and
instructions and you end up with a nice piece of artwork. Trust me, you don't
have to be creative to go to these...you're walked through it step by step.
Besides, it's just fun to be there, especially if you attend with good friends.
3. Improve your morning and bed-time rituals. Most folk's morning and
bedtime routines are pretty cut and dry. Alarm sounds, wake up, shower, get
dressed, start the day...go to bed, sleep. How about adding some time in the
morning to step outside for a fresh breathe of air, come back inside and light
your fireplace or sit by a sunny window, and journal or read something
inspirational for 10 minutes while you're enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee.
In the evening, mediate for 10 minutes to get yourself into relaxation mode,
light a candle in the bathroom, dim the lights, and take a bath, and think up 3
thoughts of thanks or gratitude before shutting your eyes. All of a sudden, your
morning and bed-time rituals are both rewarding and joyful.
4. Dedicate one weekend day per month doing something completely
un-productive. Yes, it's good to be productive most of the time, but we all
need a down-day. So don't feel guilty spending the afternoon in your comfy PJs
binge-watching your favorite TV program or curling up in your favorite chair
with your laptop and surfing Pinterest for a few hours.
5. Reclaim your time. Take a good look at your schedule and determine
what's causing most of your busy-ness. Then evaluate how important each of those
items is in your life. We tend to get into the habit of just 'doing our things'
without thinking about what we're doing. Just like taking a daily shower becomes
a habit because it's done repetitively, so do our daily TO DOs. When we never take
the time to assess what we're doing, we can never make improvements, cutting out
anything that's no longer necessary, so we can make room for what would make
more sense according to our goals and dreams.
Happy Valentine's Day...may you give yourself the gift of 'me time' today... and
this day forward. May you never be too busy for you!
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Today's Organizing Feature
Fabulous Reader Tips
1. Keeping the Car Interior Clean
Our family is always on-the-go, so we're constantly eating in the car, which
results in lots trash. I always keep a pack of paper lunch bags in the car. When
we're eating, I open one up...and we always have a trash bag available. We then
dispose of our bag at our destination...or later when we get home. Keeps the
car interior trash-free.
I am a wife, and mom with a family of three...plus neighbor kids who, with my
kids, I regularly drive to after-school activities. I feel like we live in
our car. Now that I figured out a solution to the trash situation in my car,
my next goal is to find some car-pooling options.
2. Ensuring I Don't Sit All Day
I work at home, at my desk, and am very focused on my work once I begin...which
is a good thing, except I can literally sit for four hours before standing up.
My friend suggested an Apple Watch, which reminds you to stand up and stretch
and I may be getting one when it's in my budget. However, for now, I set my
cell phone timer to sound every hour. When it does, I stand up, stretch, fetch
myself a glass of water, go to the restroom...anything that keeps me moving
for at least 5 minutes.
I can then get back to work knowing I gave my eyes and mind a rest, and moved
a bit. Sort of like an hourly seventh-inning stretch.
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3. Unconventional Valentine's Day Gift
For Valentine's Day, my husband and I have agreed to no 'tangible' gifts this
year. We have way too much clutter, so we don't need more stuff. Plus, we're
both attempting to shed some pounds before summer, so we don't need chocolate.
Instead, we're simply giving each other some 'together time.' We have agreed
to use one night a week to not do any household chores when we get home from
work, but rather to simply do something together...watch a movie, play a
board game, or do something active...like taking a walk or bowling.
Doing so benefits us in multiple ways.
Rapid City, SD
My husband and I are empty-nesters. Our third of three kids just got married. We
are both looking forward to a dream trip we're taking to Europe this
summer...just the two of us.
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