I have used planners forever, or at least since I can remember… But here’s the thing: I don’t track things to stay busy. I track them to stay organized, so I can be as un-busy as possible!
We can – and we often do – drive ourselves to the BRINK OF INSANITY with guilt over every decision, every occurrence, every person around us who might not be having a perfect experience.
What I discovered is that by managing my time (work stays at work, exercise takes place during a certain time of day, adult time and family time are non-negotiable), I can fit a lot of stuff in – all the essentials, lots of niceties, and many times, I have energy to spare, because I am taking care of myself.
You see, the people in the background are working, working, working, just like the people in the spotlight… We often equate quitting with failure and disappointment, so much so that we hold on to things long past their use, their fruitfulness, or their healthy place in our lives.
My friend and I are planning a new business venture together. It’s one of those things… when years of seemingly random experiences and lessons and tries and fails and inspirations and ideas come together, and we think we really have something, and it’s exciting.
This afternoon, all of my people split off in different directions, even my little ones. I started to feel sad until my husband reminded me that this was an opportunity.
So I came to the beach alone, where I can worship as I can in no other place.