Do you get up every day and just go through your day doing one thing after another? You get ready, check your email, run errands, work, do chores, go on social media, watch Netflix, say good night to your family/friends, and fall into bed at the end of the day not having just sat with yourself for a while, maybe in the still of the dark, or walked a pathway in nature, took time to think, or notice the sunset?
Are you running your kids ragged going from one event to another? They may seem okay at the moment, but do they really know what they think about life, issues, and themselves? By the time they are adults, are they going to know how to be in this world if they are not always doing something? Are they going to know what they think in order to make good decisions? When they face challenges that being busy cannot solve, what will do they do? What do you do?
We can be to busy to think, to be, and to enjoy in a way that relaxes us and keeps us connected with ourselves. When we are not thinking about what we are doing, why we are doing it, and where it is going, we start to navigate life as if blind. We then risk getting lost. Taking time to think about these things help turn the lights on and allows us to see where we are going. It can being like a counselling session or a talk with a friend, only it's you "talking with yourself," which is nice and brings stability to you.
It can be hard to make the time to be alone if you are not use to it, but the rewards of knowing your own mind and knowing how to better manage is worth the effort.
Karen Cook Counselling & Therapeutic Life Coaching
Eating Disorders and Women's Issues Specialist
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