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It's about time....

Monday, September 22, 2014

Well, I am back and excited for this challenge. I am thinking about what I want to do differently. It seems as though I know what I need to do to be successful, but I let other “needs” get in the way. If someone else needs help, I am there. If a co-worker needs ideas, I am there. If the house is getting messy, I don’t ask for help, I do it. I know that I put in many, many more hours on my job than I should, but I am not happy unless all five of the levels that I teach have the best lessons I can provide. Something always has to give, and it is always time for “me”. I do not want to stop doing all of the above, but I do have trouble putting time (to plan meals, prepare healthy snack, work out, and sleep) as a high enough priority. I watch my husband. He is an amazing man and a true sweetheart. He, however, has no problem putting the gym first. He is there every day and often for several hours. I need to find a path a bit closer to his.
I cannot promise big change here. I have promised myself more time before. However, I will try very hard to allow myself more time and I will be more attentive to my needs. So, to be more specific, I plan to set aside time each weekend to put that “me” time on the calendar and, as much as possible, treat it like all those commitments that I am good at keeping.
Onward- to the best challenge yet!
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    Hi Donna----YOU are important!
    2317 days ago
    Donna - I completely recognize what you write in this blog. Beforehand when I am trying to put in me-time I always feel guilty. But once I went out for that run or sat down just for myself to make time to plan my meals I always feel better for it. What is also surprising is that the people around you will actually appreciate you for the fact that you are doing this. When you are happy and healthy and proud of your progression or (healthy/sporty) achievements they will be proud of you too. I know you are doing great in the BLC at the moment and I am happy you are my team member this round! Let's schedule in just that extra bit of time for ourselves. To read through the tasks and challenges, respond to the chats and to make time for exercise.
    2378 days ago
    I understand about doing everything for everyone, but you can't take care of anyone else until you take care of YOU! (believe me, everyone you take care of/work for, will appreciate it!)
    2383 days ago
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    Sometimes life gets in the way and other times we do put others first before ourselves I wish I had the answer - I guess we just do the best we can - emoticon
    2388 days ago
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    2391 days ago
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