I tried to keep balance in my life, but I failed. With the uncertainties, and the constant changes things got out of control and I need to get back on track. It usually only takes a little time, effort, and planning on my part.
The more I plan, the easier it is for me to sustain wellness and balance in my life. I start with defining my roles; as a wife, mother, and friend. Next, I establish or reevaluate my core values, goals, and beliefs. I take inventory of who I influence and who I allow to influence me.
To get back on tract I have to be deliberate, intentional, and purposeful. I orchestrate my life to live on purpose and with purpose. All I do revolves around the purpose I set. For example, “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” is one of my core beliefs. This can be found in Mark 12:31.
To be successful at this I have to practice self awareness and implement self care as needed. If I don’t understand my own boundaries, weaknesses and strengths I can’t serve and love others well.
The pandemic has brought on a new set of challenges though. My old process of write it out and get it done has not served me well in this season. Although there are many things finding their way back to the familiar I have been changed some how. I am not the same girl.
I CAN’T SEEM TO GET BACK ON TRACK!
Back on track looks different this time. It is not as easy as reorganizing a few thoughts and routines; setting my mind to resolution and commitment. It’s going to be a journey, maybe even an adventure. As I re-emerge back into society I am finding I am not the only one who has changed.
I was thinking getting back on track would be like the saying, “It’s just like riding a bike, you never forget, you just jump on and it comes back to you.” That has not been the case. I have found I feel anxious where I never did before. I get over stimulated easier. It’s like my feelings are intoxicated they forgot how to self regulate.
It’s like I have never seen a bike before!
I needed a new course of action. That is when I thought of the “word of the week” now the, “word on the wall.” It is a short video challenge magnifying a word, a theme for the week, to help me take it slow and focus on one thing at a time. I have been posting it on Instagram and Facebook under Tabswindow.
I am not yet back to myself, but mindfulness is helping.
How have you been feeling lately? Have you been off track? What have you been doing to get back on track? I’d love to hear your comments. Feel free to leave them below. And know you are not alone!