With weddings, concerts, and other summer events, my calendar quickly filled. I am just waiting for a weekend with no plans. When the social calendar is full, it can be easy to forget to find time for some of our favorite psychological activities. For me, that is writing. I don’t even want to admit how long it has been since I have written in my journal- something I used to do weekly if not daily. But losing sight of this kind of stuff, I think, can be a bad idea.
Writing helps me unwind and getting all of my thoughts out is not only relaxing for me, but it can be therapeutic. When life is busy, this seems especially important. “Don’t let it all bottle up” we’re told. But, of course, that gets ignored. Why do we do that? I guess just because we are human. We don’t always do what we know is best for us. I definitely have so much I want to be better about. And, honestly, sometimes there is just too much on my mind to write in a public format.
We all know how fast time can go. I can’t believe it’s already almost August. It is just now feeling like summer for me. The same people who complain about cold weather are now complaining about the hot sun. Ah, there we go, now it’s summer. But in all seriousness, I don’t want summer to fly by and I say “oh gosh, that was really fast.” We don’t have to do every social event we are invited to. Sometimes, we just have to say I need some time to breathe so I can’t make this and I hope you understand. It’s a bit harder when it’s someone’s big day so I may have to flex that a bit. I think the folks who really care will understand. I push myself hard to be where I am invited and make sure people know they are loved by me, and I quickly forget to do the same for myself along the way.
If you are feeling like you have too much going on too, let’s team up and take a break together! Even if you simply read this and think ‘I am right there with you, Sar,” then let’s! Life is way too short to be rushing through trying to make it to everything. And, it’s definitely too short not to do something that is a big part of you- like writing.
What’s on your calendar? How do you handle busy schedules?
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