Press Your Reset Button

21 09 2009

Sometimes we just don’t know when to stop, do we? Ambition, enthusiasm, guilt, responsibilities -all these things push us to keep going and take on more “to dos.”  Think about where you are right now.  Is your plate overflowing and your stress level ridiculously high?

I recently found myself in this all-too familiar boat.  Actually I think I’m still in it, but last night I had a peaceful breakthrough that I hope by sharing will help you to get a grasp on any runaway trains you have in your life.

My enthusiasm often gets me into trouble. So many fun ideas, relationships and ventures but not enough time.  Between starting up Uncommon Women, my photography business, becoming a rep for BeautiControl (which I LOVE!) plus being 5 months pregnant and the mother of a 2 year old, I found myself hyperventilating last night. “What have I done?!  I can’t handle all this -but I really want too!  I love it all!”  My spiritual life was suffering from lack of quiet time, my brain was constantly on high gear and my to-do list had so many imperative items that needed to be accomplished, say, yesterday.  But then I realized something:

I am in control.

I am in control of what’s on my to-do list.  I dictate what’s mandatory and what demands my attention. A perspective shift was occurring and I found my breath and heart rate slowing, and my stress level dropping.  I do have lots of exciting things going on in my life right now, and with 4 months to go before my world comes to a halt for a few months (after baby #2 arrives) I want to get as much done as possible.  But I get to decide what commands my schedule, what crowds my brain, what my priorities are.

Today my priorities are to spend some extra play time with my son.  To connect with a few family members and friends.  To have some quality time with God and seek his perspective for my life and these new, exciting opportunities.  I am going to breathe today and focus on what is truly important.

Press that reset button with me today and reorder your priorities so you may live in peace and in the fullness of life.  God bless your day and your journey.

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2 responses

21 09 2009
Jen

oh man i like that

22 09 2009
Cherie

I needed this today. Thanks!

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