The challenge that I set out for myself is closely approaching an end. I’m learning so much! Honestly, the challenge will be over by the time I fully grasp the lessons.
For this round, my take-away has been TIME. This lesson blanketed many areas—whether that being the time it takes to meditate, how I insert the time to practice in my day, to how I allocate my own time.
Many of you may not know, but I am a counselor at a university. Any of you work at a school and where many hats?? Ring a bell?
Well, this week, the hats that I “wear” simultaneously had to be worn on the same days during the week. In doing so, time slipped by. Seriously, it was JUST Monday…I blinked… and now I’m currently only an hour away from Friday.
I gave my time to different committees; which in turn, put my writing on the back burner, and ultimately set back time for me to practice self-care this week.
I psycho-educate my students on the importance of not “over-committing”. Overcommitting means that each activity that you are allocating your time to will only get a half-assed portion of your true potential. Ultimately, your efforts may go in vein. Now why do that? I also teach them “to acknowledge triggers that make them stressed”; however, I didn’t lead through example this week. Or maybe I led the example of what NOT to do!
Instead, I ignored when I was frazzled, drew blanks, and lacked motivation. These are MY triggers when I’m overwhelmed and over worked. This comes with the territory of being a “yes” girl.
So, moral of my long, drawn out story is: be mindful of your time and how it is spent. Not only time in general, but YOUR time is precious and you need to spend a percentage of it respecting that. Meditation, as my constant this week, taught me so.
What have you left on the back burner this week?