It was pointed out to me the other day that I live my life reacting to situations. It’s true I’ve always been a fixer. A situation arises and in minutes, sometimes seconds, I know the exact steps to be taken to reach the wanted outcome.
One of my friends calls me a taskmaster. It’s a little daunting at times.
I’m sure a lot of you can relate, especially those who are lightworkers. We wear many caps. In one day, I could be booked with readings, teaching an online psychic mediumship development class, creating videos for social media, writing my weekly blog and taking care of my precious grandson and the list continues.
This is nothing to new to me.
Backstory: While raising two children with my former husband, keeping at least two part-time jobs and going to college, the last 2 ½ years full-time while driving to UCF from Tavares, household chores and let’s not forget the dog, I kept busy.
Regardless of your scenario, it’s not always the easiest to find time for self.
And so, I was told that I should work on scheduling my time. The thought never occurred to me. I just do and do and do and do. I was told stop doing and plan, make a plan. So, budget my time.
Too funny, I never made a budget in my life. I have always known that Spirit knows what I need, and I will receive that and more and I do. So, budgeting my time seems a bit scary.
On second thought, we in Florida have been experiencing summer as of late. I go to the beach one day weekly in the summer – now there’s a plan. It is February though and do realize that winter will happen again for at least a couple of days here and there. Ugh.
I do have so much on my plate, and I need to figure out time to finish editing an instructional book and finish writing another book and then there’s those other books still swirling in my head waiting to get out.
Every time I start to write and get in the zone my phone rings, and someone wants a reading, or someone from the Spiritualist Camp wants to sign me up for speaking at Lyceum or Church and/or be the medium at Wednesday Night Message Service. Then there’s the occasional speaking engagement at another church. I love doing all of that and always will.
All I really want to do is help people.
I must remember that I can still do, but not so much. I must take care of myself. It is not selfish. I’ve been so busy taking care of others that I forget about me. Sound familiar?
A schedule is so left brained. It’s a real stumper at times when I work in my right brain on a continuous basis. I really should start paying attention to time and how I use it.
To give myself credit, I did take notice before I had a complete meltdown. I changed up the days I work out, so as to not be waking up at 4:15 a.m., preparing my tea and heading to the gym. The other day I got the morning text that my fabulous daughter and grandson were on their way. It was 7:15 a.m. I jolted out of bed to get my first cup of tea in. And this last week, I was able to take two, two-hour naps with my grandson. Imagine.
The real question: Am I managing my time so that I can do more? I did say something the other day about starting a podcast and I’ve been gearing up for my online store for nearly a year.
Still, the future looks just a little brighter. I can accomplish all my goals if I just manage my time. Think of what you could do if you did the same.
Bottom line: Lightworkers, mothers, fathers, couples, singles, everyone . . .don’t forget to take care of you. Create a schedule and stick to it.
And then see how you can truly help others in which I so love doing.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.