One of the most important things in my life is to take time for myself: Time to think, time to pamper, time to do the laundry and time to do all the little things that can’t be ignored. I have to remind myself over and over again to take time for these things, but they are necessary for my well being. Why do you think it’s so hard to remember?Maybe it’s the fast pace of the world today- that and the general way that living has changed. No longer is the daily purpose of life just to survive. We do that already and we have many luxuries. We’ve grown fat, but certainly not lazy. Now our days are filled with jobs, hobbies, politics, computers, entertainment, networking, and lots of driving around.
Often I become so involved in my job, that I don’t do well on a personal level. While it is of the utmost importance for me to do something I enjoy for a living, it is also important for me to enjoy how I live. I do a lot of forgetting. In general, it has become necessary to remember what’s so wonderful about ourselves and work through the daily happenings that challenge the self-esteem and distract us from truly loving who we are. We are the basis of our own happiness and how can we spread the joy if we lose ourselves in the day to day?
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through taffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
– Ellen Goodman