Somehow, and I would like to think it wasn't my fault, life has managed to get 10x more hectic since returning home from Bali and from the time I'm up around 5am until the time I put my head on the pillow around 10pm everyday, I haven't been able to find the time to just stop and have 'me' quality time. Work has been incredibly busy and stressful in a totally ok way and it's only about to get worse as Parliament is in a mess and I fly out this Sunday to tackle the week with my boss head on hello 18 hour days and sleepless nights.
It got me thinking however, about what helps when life does seem to be pulling you in different directions and when you feel like you have a million things on your plate, none of which are really for you. We lead busy lives, we have crazy schedules, we become so un sure of ourselves, and I am just as bad as the next person when it comes to getting life right, but here's what I have been realising over the past few hectic days.
It's about never loosing site of the bigger picture. Whatever that may be.
Its about remembering that your goals are there to remind you of what your really working toward. So make them, review them and stick to them.
It's about having a strong set of values to always call on to guide your decision making and actions.
It's about never getting mad and taking out your stresses on your spouse or partner, but loving them instead.
It's about keeping perspective and remembering that whatever your stresses are, they'll pass.
It's about remaining grateful for all that you have and all that is to come.
It's about knowing what makes you happy, and doing that thing that makes you happy to change your mood.
It's about not reacting in any situation but seeking to understand and know its ok.
And that, is what helps me remember that life is a gift to be lived and enjoyed even through moments of doubt, stress and hurt. Love to hear what helps you through your more hectic times.