Hello, My Friends! Hope this post finds all of you well today or this evening, depending on where you are in this vast world we live.
As most of you know, I am housesitting and pet sitting this week. I’ve been driving between homes taking care of 2 dogs, a cat, parrot, and fish. I have also been trying to find time to write and read more, but the weather’s oppressive heat and humidity have been playing a large part in me not doing as much as I normally do. Yesterday was the roughest day of them all. I learned later that evening that the heat index actually hit 110. I had an awful lot of running around to do and in a car with no A/C, I was plum exhausted by the time all that running around was done.
I woke up this morning debating whether or not to go back home to take care of the cat, bird, and fish. I left them plenty of food and water for all of the above, they should be fine until tomorrow morning. I simply needed to take care of the dogs and myself.
So, if you have been following this fairly new series of mine, you can tell I’m no longer in the slumps, and lethargic. I’ve been very active. My knees and back are feeling it, but then again, they’ve been shot for a long time. That is one of the main reasons why I’m not running home today.
Last night before I went to bed I read, Melody Beatties “The Language of Letting Go” I thought this a perfect subject for me this week, and I hope it helps you as well.
Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason (Which is something I struggled with a little bit yesterday). But, I regained my composure and calmed myself down. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving and receiving. Alternate work with play, business with personal activities. Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs. Juggle responsibilities to others with responsibilities to ourselves. Balance caring about others with caring about ourselves whenever possible, let’s be good to others but be good to ourselves too. Some of us have to make up for lost time.
Today, I strive for balance.
Of course, I am taking care of everything while my roommate and her family are camping this holiday week, but I do need time to fit in self-care. Which means being a little selfish and making sure my body heals itself today. I refuse to feel guilty not running back home, and taking care of the other pets… They will be fine until tomorrow morning. Plus, I can then pay more attention to the dog’s and their needs, while relaxing.
I hope you all realize that when your body is telling you to take it easy, you follow what your body is instructing you what to do. You’re not going to be good for anything or anyone if you don’t take care of your needs.
So, that is it for this weeks post of “Working on Me” – I hope you have a wonderful week, and I hope you all practice self-care.
Take Care & God Bless,