I've spent so much time and energy making sure everyone else is okay and happy, that I'm not okay and happy. But the irony is, neither are they!
I don't think - I'm realizing this - it's my job to work on them. I need to focus on ME. On being God's beautiful vision of me. If I was that, I'd be happy AND I'd inspire and encourage others to be their best, too, which ..... Would make them happy!
Practical action steps off the top of my head:
Set down the iPhone. I only need it in the daytime to hear my working kid call or text. This action will free a lot (loooooot) of time.
Focus on my health. No health, no me, right? This needs to be my #1 focus.
Focus on spaces. I can't have clutter to think clearly. This action helps my family, so...BONUS!
Focus on my nest. I enjoy 'nesting,' so it's one of the areas I've neglected. I need to decorate, make inspiring spaces, clean up...
Of course, family isn't going to be neglected in this, but on the contrary, they would be soooo blessed by me taking care of me. I would be much more help to them than now: with me frustrated and going in circles and putting a BandAid on wounds, but not effectively healing anything, really.
Ready, set, go, girl.
(blogged on my iPhone so I won't have an excuse to not blog -- sorry for any wacky formatting!)