Do you ever feel like you need to press the ‘Pause’ button just to catch up?
Our life here on the GC is a bit hectic at the moment and I feel the need to press the ‘pause’ button on some areas. I’ve often written about spreading yourself too thin but for me there is always the ‘guilt’ of what to ‘pause’ and what to ‘keep on play’ because inevitably someone or something will be affected.
It comes down to Prioritising and Where I am placing my energy.
Pause means just rearranging my priorities. Pressing the Pause button on life and prioritising what is important, reduces stress and improves our health and wellbeing.
It means I’m taking a break from this or that whilst I focus on other areas in my life. Pausing is good for our health and well-being and sometimes it actually brings clarity. If you ‘pause’ something, you may find it wasn’t that important to you and you decide to actually stop or you find you miss it and know you want to keep doing it.
Currently, I am supporting my husband who is Executor of his late’s Mother’s Estate. There has been a Contest of the Will by a family member which is causing distress and added work for my husband to defend his Mother’s wishes and also protect the other beneficiaries as best he can.
I’m completing my Certificate IV in Fitness and want to push this through by end of October. I am so close, and just love my work as a Group Fitness Instructor at Strong Healthy Women. I need to concentrate on my assignments and finish some practical to qualify as a Personal Trainer.
Queensland School holidays in mid to late September,will see me spending time with my grandsons which I am very grateful to be able to do and they are one priority that I will never put on ‘Pause’.
I have also been training for a big run coming up in mid September which has been taking up most of my Saturdays.
Add to that my Blog, My weekly Newsletter, interviewing guests for the WLWA50 podcast and presenting my Micro Mondays plus my social activities such as the Online Bookclub and Women’s Circle and yes, life is pretty full.
What will I do?
Something has to give, so I wrote a list of all I am doing and tried to rank them in order of priority. Boy, it was tough! I found most of the things I am doing I love and they add to the quality of my life.
At the moment I’m not feeling very ‘creative’ mentally. I’ve decided to ‘pause’ posting as often to the Blog, my Micro Mondays podcast and the Facebook Community. I will still post, especially for the Podcast interviews, the What’s on your plate blog challenge? and What’s on your bookshelf challenge? BUT I don’t want to just write posts that are repetitive around the same subject for the sake of posting – that gets boring for all of us and is of no real value.
The weekly Newsletter will change to Monthly for the short term and then let’s see where we go from there.
’64 with hugs galore’
This was what my 7 year old grandson added to the Happy Birthday song for my 64th birthday last week as I celebrated with my family. I looked at my family and realised that they are what is most important to me. I always knew that but sometimes you just have to ‘pause’ and reflect.
I also read about the passing of Charlie Watts, drummer from the Rolling Stones and our friend’s daughter passing in her mid 50’s last week. I am 64 and my darling husband is 73 so whilst I don’t dwell on death, the reality is there are many more sunsets behind us than there are ahead. For me, it is all about making the most of every day with my darling, my family and friends. For me, it is about what brings me joy and fulfillment.
I’m living life my way – are you living life your way?