Sunday, June 26, 2011

Who I Am

I am a:
  • Wife
  • Daughter
  • Sister
  • Aunt
  • Business co-owner
  • Friend
but one thing I so often forget is, I am ME.  I am who I am, and nothing is going to change that.  I so often put everyone else before ME, and I forget I need some time to myself.

I am getting better at moving myself up on the list, but it's taken a lot of work on my part.  I have started to realize that if I don't take the "ME time" I'm not going to be everything else that I say I am.

Learning to put things in priority has been a challenge because I always put everyone else's needs ahead of my own.  Having to say "NO" is something I have also had to learn to do when I am doing everything I can and someone asks me to do more.

Having some time for myself is still a challenge, and I so often feel guilty when I take it.  I feel I should be doing something else that needs to get done.  What I don't say to myself is, "you are doing something important".  My biggest excuse for not taking the "me time" is I have something else that needs to get done.

I am going to work harder at ensuring that I look after myself and do things for myself more often.  By doing this, I know I will be a happier person and I will be able to get all the other things done.

So who I am is ME and I will remember that when I am taking some time to recharge, think and do things that make this individual happy.

1 comment:

  1. Like they say in the safety briefing before every flight, put your oxygen mask on first, then help others. No point in passing out after helping one person when you could be breathing well and help even more.