My sweet loves! Hi there! Tis the season of being busy! Between finding out we were moving (yay!!), to school coming to an end, to vacation in a few days, it’s just been really busy over here. I miss you all and the connection we share through these posts. I had to remind myself multiple times that when life gets busy, it is okay to take a step back and prioritize. Everything will come back to normal once the fast paced life passes and it is important to remember that. So here we are. Things are starting to slow down and it feels like I can breathe! I realized though last night a key detail in that thing called prioritizing. Funny enough it is the FRIST one to get cut and the only one that should be a constant. I want to take a moment to stress the importance of “you” time. the most important priority. I got caught up with putting myself on the back burner this week and I know we can all relate to it.
When life gets busy and stressful, for whatever reason, we decide to cut all the things that we love and need because we don't have time. We have somehow convinced ourselves that there is no way we can make it all work. So we sacrifice ourselves for the temporary stress. And while the logic can make sense in solidarity, that isn't reality. If we were stressed ONE week out of the year and we put ourselves on hold then that would be okay. But not one person is only stressed for a week. It is a constant cycle that creeps up on us throughout the days, months, years. So we need to figure out how to keep ourselves strong and healthy to face the stress. The best way to do this is to make a commitment to yourself. I know it is hard. It feels selfish. It feels like a waste of time. But an investment in yourself is something that will never have a price. It is something that cannot be picked up at the grocery store while you're running errands. It is something that we must make time for. Because we all know what happens when we give up on ourselves during stressful times. To start, we crumble. Our lives get messy. The fridge gets empty. We eat on the go, or just forget to. Nothing gets done. We start arguing with the ones we love. We forget how to smile. We lose all sense of happiness because we cut the one thing we absolutely need, ourselves.
So I’m here to tell you that it is okay to fall of the wagon. I was a perfect example this past week. But what is not okay is to recognize that we have failed ourselves. Have a conversation with yourself, your partner, you family etc. that you need your you time. It is so incredibly important to keep yourself happy and healthy, in all the domains. You deserve it. And that alone is the only reason you need to make a commitment to better yourself. I just wanted to send you all some love this week and some encouragement. Just remember that what ever you are facing right now, what ever thoughts can’t seem to exit your mind, whatever it is, just remember that this too shall pass. We got this TORQUE tribe. Together we can face the hardest and most stressful of times.
All my love,