this might take work to set it up. But so worth it in the end. A plan of action for daily life saves you time and dollars too
Planning seems to keep coming up for me. All ways lately, in conversations ,here and the usual signs I get in life. (sometimes it even comes on a billboard or the newspaper for me.) Anyways I feel my resistance and the family too, to having a plan. What to eat ,what are we going to do this week (events, friends etc.) , do repairs or maintenance routine things. My thought here is this. Instead of the resistance,we need to look at the beauty of a plan of action. This plan could be accomplished by turning off the TV for a couple of hours at night and making up the initial plan with your spouse or children so everyone can have some input.(more about the plan it’s self in another page) My wonderful sister (both are wonderful of course) didn’t take the time to do her beading (translates to joy and a meditative space for her) since retirement. I said to her” why are you not doing that now when you have the time?”. She said she felt guilty about the time spent doing her hobby when she is now retired and should be more useful at home. As a matter of fact she quickly gets up to look as if she is doing household chores or what she called useful things when her husband came home. My answer to all of us (my self included) is this, block out some time to do one thing everyday (or at least during the week that is only for you . You deserve to have that scheduled time in any situation, we all do . Planning makes you create an open space that is all yours. This is the time to regroup,take a bath and soak, go for a walk, read a book,do your beading, or just do nothing at all . We need this in our lives. Plan for honey to take the children for an hour if you have small ones then do the same for him. Share the load in life in a loving way that will not only nurture yourself but your relationships too. More on responsibility next time happy enjoyment today and every day. It is a beautiful world we live in and our Divine given right to be able to experience it daily , even if it is for only an hour.
Ps. if you feel what you call guilt … try this bring me a bushel of guilt and I will pay you for it. See how that works love all of you Karen comments are appreciated.