April 27, 2010

Things to Remember Daily

I realized recently that with the hustle of bustle of life and running a business that I can start to take even the smallest things for granted. Whether its spending time alone reading, intimate time to pray about my hearts desires or just hanging out with friends and family. If you are a professional in any arena and not just the wedding industry, sometimes even the smallest things are taken for granted.

Over the past 3 weeks my life has been extremely busy with professional projects, events and travel. It wasn't until this past weekend that I took a step back to a deep breathe and wrote down all the things that I had been doing. Sheeeew Weee I was tired making the list. In learning who I am over the past several years, I realize that I am a doer, a people connector, a friend, a sister and a daughter just to name a few. However I have been forgetting to make time for myself. Yeah, I go get the bi-weekly mani & pedi, and have "retail therapy" from time to time, but sitting down and just being still I had not done in quite some time.

One of my loves is reading and I am the queen...let me tell you the QUEEN of buying books on Amazon with the intention of reading them right away. Yeah Right! Over the weekend I received a new book, The 4-Hour Work Week. So far so good! However I realized that I also had 4 other books that I had started reading but never finished because of the "hustle & bustle" of life and just being busy. So it was on this Sunday that I decided, that I needed to start taking time for myself again, sticking with my set business hours, sticking with my "scheduled time" for social media, spending more time with friends and family & not just chatting over the telephone or via text message...Real Time. We don't get the time back once the day is over, its over, ya know!

I say all that to say, don't forget about yourself in the midst of planning a wedding, starting a business, building your empire and connecting with people. You are at your best when you remove clutter and take time for yourself!

I ran across this awesome blog post yesterday and thought that I would share it with you guys. Its from the blog LifetoFullest.com which is an amazing blog by the way. The blog post is 20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

Happy Tuesday!

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