Lately I've not had time for blogging or reading my favorite blogs and keeping up with blogging friends or even going out to shoot photos. My shoulders are practically wrapped around my ears, they're so tense and knotted. My calendar is filled with obligations. I dread the ringing phone. A frantic life isn't my cup of tea, so how did I get here?
A weakness of mine is the inability to say "no." I'm working on it, but I think it's a leftover from my childhood, not wanting to disappoint anyone. Being helpful is something that I enjoy, however I enjoy it to a fault. Taking care of family and friends and being productive fills my world with joy, but I tend to overdo it. Like now.
Time to say "yes" to ME, and put myself, my health, my passions, my energies First And Foremost. Intellectually I've known this, of course. Emotionally, I've had trouble wrapping my head around the concept of putting myself first. When I do I'm happy and well-adjusted, but then guilt begins creeping in - aha, a little epiphany.
Clearly, this is The Year to focus on a journey toward being true to myself.
I would love to hear of your own personal journeys, and tips on how you balance everything.