I had to learn to take time for myself. We grew up in an environment where we had to work and not play much. Through the years I realized taking vacations were only happening every 5 years or so. Which, at the end of the day, is not great when we should take some time off to recharge our own energies.
It took years for me to learn to “kind” of slowdown and take time off. Yes, when you spend your time working you are losing track on balancing your life. It can be challenging to balance your life when you have never learned how to do that.
It becomes a life lesson you have to learn, from taking days off to few days out of town. Those little steps help us a lot on how to learn to balance our lives. It takes time and with some great reminders on our calendar to finally archive the right life and work balance.
Again, keep in mind some days you might be at work while your kids are in a tournament you wished you could be there for them. But instead, you are at work meeting deadlines, these are the tradeoffs we must make. Keeping track of the hours we are working will help us to keep ourselves balanced.
It is a great way to make sure we are not spending our time at work neglecting our families. It is a balancing act we are continuing to learn. Our lives are full of ups and downs, staying grounded and focused helps us to move forward in our lives.
When we are willing to change our own patterns, we can move on to the next level in our journey. Enjoying a moment of peace by being present in our lives. What I finally realized is that learning to take time of myself has been beneficial at all levels of my life!