For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.Eric Roth
It’s 2021 already. Are you ready? What are you doing to make this year different, and more sustainable?
One of the first steps must always be to make a little more time for yourself. Time just for you. Time so you can meditate or dream, study or exercise, practice your craft or work with your journal and oracle cards. The way you spend your time will be based on what fills you up, or what dreams and projects you are working on right now.
Because, if you don’t get that time, the prayers will never be said, the miles will never be run, the books will never be written, the self-work will never get done.
And if you don’t get that time? The resentment will build. The self-loathing and antsy-ness will build. The frustration and depression will build.
Then? You’ll lose yourself. After which it may take a long time to find your way back.
My time is 4am to 6am each morning. It’s early, I know. But if I don’t get up and get going, I lose the day. So, 4am I meditate for myself and the world. Then I make tea, and journal. After that I write. Or maybe I do some planning. It depends on what is going on in my life. Sometimes, if I am truly exhausted, after my meditation I take my cup of tea and I go and sit on the steps of the house as the sun is coming up and I listen to the birds and let my soul be soothed by nature. Just me and my tea, while the rest of the household sleeps on. There have been entire years where the only thing that has gotten me through and kept me even marginally sane has been that two hour window of peace and focus in an otherwise busy life.
I take my ‘me time’ daily, because my life is a life of service, and that’s what it takes to keep me functioning and happy.
Maybe you need daily time too. Or maybe a few hours, a couple of times a week, will be enough. Only you can know.
I do know this – when you give yourself the gift of time, everything changes.
Let this be a year where everything changes. Find that time for you.
All my love, Nicole xx