This one is a #tbt post when I first started my blog last year. I can’t begin to tell you how much of a priority it is, especially now, for me to take time for myself and to plan my day. If you don’t work, NOTHING else will work.
Paint your toe nails (original post)
Husband: What’s that?
Me: My weekly planner or “Slay Your Day,” planner.
Husband: Weird look
Husband: So what are doing?
Me: Uhh, planning my day for tomorrow
Me: So I stay on task, investing into myself. MAYBE you should try it (side eye)
Husband: Crickets . . .
So, just know that I have a great husband who is all about his business and “slaying,” if there’s a male version of that. But every now and then, I say things just to see his reaction . . . or not . . . love you honey :o).
Now back to me. Last week I was dealing with a lot and suddenly became overwhelmed. My oldest son wasn’t using his “listening ears or walking feet” in school, I was attempting to post to social media for our business, and then felt like I could NOT get through my to-do list. And then I broke down, let it all out, and got back up again.
Being at home these days, I feel like there’s always something to be done. But have realized, I want to get everything done without truly planning it out; like helping my husband with the barber shop, getting my media and events company on the right track, while caring for my 6 month-old and thinking about my other two kids. I was all over the place and needed to get focused. Luckily, The Slay Your Day Planner for bloggers by Mattie James, or anyone for that matter, came to my rescue (shout out to the BFF. Thank you!)
We all become overwhelmed when we don’t take time to plan and take a moment for ourselves. This week I learned the importance of time blocks and being realistic with how much time something will really take me.
I started (and hope to keep it up):
- Morning: meditating for 5 minutes, praying, and reading a chapter in the bible
- Throughout the day: Attempting to think more positively even when things go wrong.
- Evening: filling out my planner for the next day with detail – even down to what I plan to wear. It saves a lot of time.
Remember to also take time for yourself at least for 5 minutes everyday. STOP. BREATHE. And then paint your toenails. It takes patience and you can’t rush through it…or your toes come out looking all types of crazy and so will you.
Take your time and take time for you.
Because the sun always comes out after the rain . . .