Life can be overwhelming when it feels like we are living in a hamster wheel. Go to work, clean house, make food, go to the gym, do this and do that and when the day is done, we look back at the end of the day and wonder what we got to do for ourselves.
When working on living a balanced life this feeling can take over and become a depressing thought, taking the time to ensure that you do something kind for yourself daily is important.
Over the last few weeks in our house we have seen a big shift in time… and how it feels like we don’t have enough of it. We long for a day at home to putts, read a book and drink coffee for hours. When your family is on the go, it isn’t that you don’t want to do the things that are being done or wish you were somewhere else, the problem is we have so many choices and live such complex full lives and everything takes time.
So, this week I want to encourage you to PLAN quality time with yourself, your friends and your family. Often planning this time feels contrived or like we are overly complicating life when you schedule in a date night or play games with kids or stay home and putter around the house, but there is a big difference between quantity and quality. I know for myself, having breakfast with my husband isn’t quality time, I’m a morning person and he isn’t, in all actuality we are only share space and not connecting in the morning. Having quality time be it an evening walk or a long hot bath give our bodies and mind a moment to relax. Enjoy