Do you catch life just passing you by and then give yourself a moment and ask yourself what you’ve done with the past week, month or even the entire summer?
I cannot complain for one second about the amazing past couple of months I’ve had. I have been so fortunate to be able to spend time with family and friends, do some traveling and really come to terms with myself that it’s ok that I wasn’t sitting at my desk for 6-8 hours a day. I’m typically a very diligent, hardworking individual that struggles with taking time for myself because I often feel like I should be putting those efforts into my career. I love setting goals or tasks each and every day and can often be disappointed with myself if I haven’t accomplished every item on that list. I want to be successful and make the other businesses I’m supporting successful and take great pride in my work.
Through my summer journey I’ve realized that in order for me to be focused and committed towards my career, I have to allow myself to enjoy the moments when I’m on vacation, out for dinner with friends or simply relaxing at the beach for a few hours. Most often, when I take time to do those activities that may have taken me away from my work… I will lay in bed on the verge of an anxiety attack thinking of all things I now have on my to do list. I just recently put a notepad and pen in my nightstand drawer so that when these episodes happen, I can just “brain dump” all the things running around up there and reflect on that in the morning. It usually gives me a good jumpstart on writing out my to do list for the day!
As someone who feels that she is a pretty organized person, I know I could find a better system for prioritizing my tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I think if I mastered that, I would feel less anxious each day and could accomplish a bit more. If you have any suggestions or methods that have worked for you, please do share! (and yes… I do count wine as a great anxiety reliever!)
Side note — this picture was posted on my Instagram. It’s a vignette I have in my home that is a nostalgic nod to my grandparents. This is a photo of them from their 2nd or 3rd date. I just love the effortless poses they both have. My grandpa a bit more confident while my Grandma is eager to please, but don’t be fooled by that innocent smile! The glass milk bottle I actually grabbed from my Grandma’s house this summer. She got her morning milk delivered in this bottle! I just had to have it and it looks perfect on display.