When you’re so busy going, going, going, it’s nice to just reset, relax and repeat! Although I have gone months and years even, without writing, I promised myself that when I started this motivational forum, I would write everyday. Sad to say, I let that get away from me. However, I am so thankful that I chose to take a few days (or many more) away from writing, just so I can regroup.

Aside from my job having me to travel quite frequently, my extended work hours, mixed with my writing career, I barely have time to think, let alone what I’m going to think about writing. Honestly, having a little me time has done me so much good, because for the longest I didn’t know if I was going or coming. I no longer do “New Year’s Resolutions”, but a “goal board”, and one of the things on my goal board was to have more leisure time/me time.

I realized that I was going full steam ahead, and although I am forever grateful to God for all the opportunities He has afforded me with, there still comes a point in your life where you simply need to stop and hit the reset button. By no means am I complaining about my blessings, but I know in order for me to continue on with the things I have set for myself to achieve, I needed to take a step back, and work on my mental and physical being. Honestly, I think that’s the problem that most people have.

They immerse themselves in their work, avail themselves to others too often and stretch themselves thin, all because they don’t know how to say NO! I found myself in so many situations as such, but at the end of the day, I had to realize, I’m only one person and I can’t be everything to everybody! Besides, if I continued to overextend myself as I was, then I wouldn’t be no good to anybody, even me! Therefore, I decided to take a step back and regroup!

Although my mind began to wonder or stress over the opportunities I’d miss by saying no, my faith told me that, whatever God has for me is for me, and there won’t be any missed opportunities. Equipped with that, I faded to the background, am living my life, and taking things one day at a time, instead of feeling as though I have to do it all at once. Besides, if anything were to happen to me, I’d be replaced, and life would continue as it has, long before I got here!

It’s important to take some time for yourself and work on you. So many people feel selfish (i.e. mothers) for spending an ounce of time on themselves, because they feel as though they are neglecting others. Newsflash: sometimes you have to neglect others, so you can be better. Besides, people will deplete you of your energy, and then question why you’re so tired. But, you’ve got to be willing to let things go, reset, relax and REPEAT!

Until next time my Note takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

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