The struggle to get unstuck
As a single mother of 2 wild boys with a very demanding career, I rarely have the time to breath. From the moment my eyes open and my feet hit the floor, its go time! The constant running around is enough to drain the energizer bunny (and he never quits).
After really analyzing what my body was trying to communicate, I realized that I needed to slow down. You could not imagine how difficult this was for me to come to the realization that the pace that I was going was not sustainable. I mean, who else was going to get all of my to do's done?
It was time for me to be honest with myself.
No matter how many days I wear my Wonder Woman cuff (and I really do have one), I'm not wonder woman and she isn't me. And that's the way the cookie crumbles.
How often must the warning signs present themselves before we take heed and:
Change our diet
Get physically active
Get some much needed rest
Take time for ourselves
The list could go on and on. As women, we wear so many hats... too many hats if you ask me. We are expected to be wives, mothers, friends, daughters, sisters, career women, Joan Cleever... its exhausting. So how do we slow down to speed up.
Personally, I came to a
point where I was sick of spinning my wheels only to be left tired, frustrated and unproductive. I sat down and took a moment to examine my life and environment and realized that I needed to get my priorities in check. What I was focusing on was not necessarily wrong, but instead counterproductive.
How often is it that we focus on things that are of importance, but do not require our immediate attention? Allow our minds to drift to scenarios that have not yet occurred? What about being in a state of constant reactivity? These are just a couple small things that we do to sabotage ourselves.
Now don't get me wrong, there are some situations beyond our control and sometimes we have to deal with situations for a temporary amount of time. However, we must remember that there is nothing that we cannot handle with God's help. Whenever things come our way, we should constantly be reminded that God will not allow us to deal with more than we are capable of handling. (1 Cor 10:13) Even in these situations He provides us with solutions to our problems if we seek His face.
You may be thinking, " Well that's great. God loves me and wants to help me, but I need help now. What am I suppose to do?"
Getting unstuck requires a level of transparency that can sometimes be uncomfortable. So uncomfortable that often times we may want to quit. When these moments present themselves, always keep in mind that the reward is worth every amount of frustration and pain that you may go through. Remember this...