A priority for me, each and everyday is at least a one to two hour window of “Time For Me” Activities. In our busy schedule of life, this may seem impossible. But I believe that this is an essential item to add to everyday. Because if we don’t take the time to take care of ourselves, WHO WILL??
I made my list last night for “My Time”, and I made it very generic. Perhaps , my time, can be done in segments within the course of the day. But for me, I got up early, and with one eye closed as I made my coffee, I started my day.
Of course, there was fun time and this was very brief, indeed. Then I started by letting Miss Daisy out for a quick walk. And then “my time” began. So on my list was to paint my toenails. A very simple, but somewhat (for me) an indulgent task. This actually was accomplished last night – so cross of the list! Write in my Journal was next – this I love to do, and need to make more time for, so Gratefulness Journal you are now complete for the day. I’m on a roll. Read in my devotional book and pray: this is always a great way for me to start the day. Really, in my devotional book, each brief story is about two pages long. I love it! And praying is so easy and such a sincere act. Bring it on!! My other two “My Time Activities” for today included; reading and taking time to meditate. I therefore read articles that I had saved, and the guided meditation by Steven Aitchinson made my morning complete. I don’t believe that I even took a full two hours. I’m not sure because the clock was not my focus. A beautiful way to start the day!
So yes, it is wonderful to have a to do list with all the tasks of the day. But an important aspect of that to do list is adding in “My Time”. I am so happy and much more content that “My Time” is complete today. Time to take care of me is so vitally important!