With everything we have going on in our lives today from work to working out, chores to play, spending time with family and sharing moments with friends it is no wonder why we are all feeling so overwhelmed.
Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I have always been an extremely social person. An extrovert if you will. I surround myself constantly with people and I like it that way. What I have come to realize lately is that even though I enjoy the company of others I need to be being alone with myself and I am WAY overdue for a mental/emotional check-in.
So my plan is to disconnect for a weekend in order to reconnect. A reboot of my energy, emotions and mental health in a sense. I need to step away and really take a day or two to visualize and focus on where I’m going in the next while because I’m setting so many goals for myself.
The thing is we spend so much time running around taking care of family and friends, their needs and their wants but often the last person we take the time to pay attention to is ourselves. This is not advantageous because if we don’t show ourselves kindness and don’t extend a little TLC inwardly how are we going to be in any shape to help the people around us?
Look at it this way. If a plane is going down parents are instructed to put their own masks on before their child’s. This seems counter intuitive but is quite correct as parents can’t assist their children if they are lying on the floor of the plane unconscious due to lack of oxygen. If you take care of your needs, if you provide yourself with the attention required you will be in much better condition to show up to help those who you love.
I don’t know where I’m going or when but it will be somewhere without computers or phones or television. It will be somewhere where I can spend time with the natural elements I love so much and where I can truly ask myself the questions I need to ask and hopefully gain insight and answers.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing I hope you’re spending time with yourself, that you’re paying attention to and caring for…you.