Are you Owning your LIFE or is LIFE Owning YOU?
As a busy mom, some days I really have to think about that question. Is a Life of busyness taking over from what God really has intended for my life? This may be a better question for me to ask myself daily as I take a few minutes to review my schedule.
☀️Own it >> it starts in my marriage. I like this quote from “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas, “If there is one thing engaged couples need to hear, it’s that a good marriage is not something you find, it’s something you work for.” Believe me, marriage is ACTION. The key is that I have to change my view of marriage and take responsibility of my own actions working towards healing and restoring my part of the marriage. It’s 100%/100%!
☀️Own it >> it starts with taking care of myself, physically and spiritually. My actions are created by my choices. My childhood, my past mistakes, and my failures will not define who I am becoming in God’s eyes. No one can change me, or make me do certain things, It’s only ME with God’s grace and His voice speaking truth to me daily about changing my own heart. I have to get off my bum bum and do the hard work that requires ACTION and reap the rewards.
☀️Own it >> it starts with God giving me the role as the mom to THREE children. As a mom, I do make mistakes, I will never be the perfect parent, but by darn I will #ownit and try my darnedest to seek Godly guidance and support from others to parent my IPC’s.
☀️Own it >> it starts with leading my team and building a legacy for my family and for generations to come. As a CEO, the responsibility comes from within, leadership, growth, expansion and financial freedom. I have to #ownit Be strong, be faithful and take courage to RISE to the challenge. It takes hard work, but the blessings far exceed the work.
God is so good to give each us passions, desires, visions, and dreams to live a life that can be about glorifying Him.
So today, I take responsibility for my #OWN actions.. and learn that THRIVING is much more exciting than SURVIVING.
How about you?
“I’m just too busy. I am literally on the go from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is just no time for me.”
If this statement is true about you then it’s time to make a change. You can’t continue through life without making time for yourself! We all need it. Schedule it! It’s okay to put time on your “busy” calendar for yourself. These times must be non-negotiable. If you don’t take some time to pour back into yourself then you will become exhausted, frustrated, irritable and depressed.
Don’t allow time to get the best of YOU! You time is about getting yourself healthy so that you can be the best that God has intended you to be!
It will not be easy to change, so try not to beat yourself up while you begin interjecting your schedule with YOU time. Give yourself grace!
If you can only find fifteen minutes for yourself that’s okay because that’s fifteen minutes more than you had yesterday. The important thing is to find SOME time to invest back into yourself that will help you to live a healthier life. You may have to get creative for finding time. Maybe you need to talk to a friend about carpooling to football practice so you can have a half hour to yourself. It may mean that you have to set the alarm for 30 minutes earlier. (Understand, this statement is coming from a girl who has spent the last 40 plus years as a night owl and getting up early is a struggle!) So, believe me when I say, you can do this! Sacrificing a favor or sleep will get you going towards improving yourself. Becoming a better and healthier you is totally worth it.
I can honestly tell you that when you begin finding time to give to yourself that eventually it will not be a struggle to find the time. You will have more energy, clearer thinking and less stress.
Consistency is key to establishing a new pattern and a new way of thinking. Time…#ownit!
What am I asking of you? I am offering to help you with your YOU TIME! I know it can be confusing trying to figure out how to start investing in yourself. It’s all about choices. You have chosen to find the time so let’s look at ways that you can begin making better choices about your health and fitness journey. First, nutrition. Changing your eating habits is the best way to begin. Together, we can establish meal plans that will be nutritious and will provide you with what your body needs to be fueled appropriately. Next, fitness. We all need exercise. Our bodies are designed to be active. There are many different programs and I’m confident we will find one that is just the right one for you. It’s all about making an investment for you and your family! Nutrition and Fitness…#ownit!
Be aware, we have to integrate change with the natural rhythm of our lives. By you making the choice that “YOU TIME” will be a part of that natural rhythm of your life.
Time to Recharge, Regroup and THRIVE, Just a start!