I don’t have magical powers, and I have 24 hours in my day just like everyone else.
So when it comes to how I spend my time, I have to be realistic. These are my truths:
- I have a full time job. I will continue to have this full-time job until I retire, because it is worth it to me financially.
- Self-care is not nearly as flexible as it was when I was younger. I MUST get a good night’s sleep, every night. I MUST exercise most days, even if it’s just a half-hour walk. I MUST eat well – regular meals, no fast food, no junk food, as little processed food as I can manage.
- I need creative outlets, BUT my efforts need to be things that I can pick up and put down randomly, because that’s just how it is. Right now, knitting is working really well for me in that regard. Color, texture, working out design details – and beautiful wearable results.
The REAL problem is that I have been “shoulding” myself again. So, no more. The question I asked myself last post was, what about the things I love? Their time is coming. I dream of retirement, when my time will be my own.