Friday, July 31, 2009
I wonder how my mother did all that she did. She would work until 11:00 p.m. almost every night. I frequently stop at 9:00 p.m. and say "enough." What does it take to work full time, take care of four kids, and cook, clean, and be in meaningful relationship? What toll do you pay in the long run for keeping things going? What part of life do you miss? If you keep going full steam, do you find time for yourself? If you keep time for yourself, what "falls away?"
Or is there a better way? Can you plan for tomorrow in such a way that you can have the life you want? How do you plan for the bumps in the road of life? You can, but maintenance is the key. Maintenance - or taking care - of each part of your life, is critical.
When is the last time you planned for your life? Who did you involve in the planning process? What did you re-plan when "life happened?"