Odds are that tomorrow morning between the times of five and seven, you will wake up to the annoying blare of an alarm clock. From the moment your feet hit the ground to the time they pull back into bed the day will be a blur. Get the kids up, walk the pet, make breakfast, lunches, clean up, feed the pet, drive kids to school, run in and grab your lifeline; a cup of coffee, go to work, pick up kids, drive one or more to said sport, drive home, throw a load of laundry in, pick up the living room, unload the dishwasher, make dinner, clean up, do homework, vacuum, get kids into bed and finally take a deep breath because you’ve made it through another day. Jotting down the stairs, you see your husband smiling, “Hi honey…”
If reading that exhausted you think about it- I probably didn’t even include 40% of the things you do in a day. No wonder your girl, the one who laughed, was spontaneous, adventurous and fun slipped away- there was no room for her. Running from one thing to the other, serious, focused, and determined to get everything done, she quietly surrendered.
So here you are; it’s Sunday and the grind is about to begin. Your day, week, month and year- gone in the blink of an eye. Why not make this week different and decide to make room for your girl. Get organized, slow down, lighten up, and make it a point to not just exist but to really live. The best way I’ve found to do this is to design my week BEFORE it hits. Take time today to organize your calendar, review everything ahead for the week and process it mentally. Build in time for you, including exercise. You need an outlet to de-stress, mediate and just be alone in otherwise chaotic world. Plan your weekly menu and grocery list; go to the store and make it a point to eat as a family at least three times this week (breakfast or dinner)- and yes, you will have to fight to make this happen.
You cannot continue to operate at the speed of light because you will miss the very things that matter most to you. While you think there is nothing you can do about it, the fact is you can- you just have to decide to do it. I’m here to help. 1. Visit www.gygb.com and sign up for the powerful Notes from Your Girl. 2. Follow my Facebook page at Get Your Girl Back the Book 3. Follow me on twitter @tracibild. Get ready for daily ideas, inspiration and support as you too work to get your girl back and live a life of bliss.
Written by Traci Bild