Happy New Year! It’s been a few weeks.

My brain is on overdrive this week, starting a new job and getting the kids back to school after the holidays and a week of ice and snow. I’m finding it hard to focus on anything for very long without feeling pulled to do something else. Everything feels like a high priority.

But it’s not.

I made space today and opted to do a few things to take care of myself and my family. I opted to step out of crisis mode and try to breathe a bit deeper. And do you know what has happened so far today?

I have not breathed deeper. I have felt more stressed about taking the time for myself and my family. I have felt anxious and tetchy and blegh.

Hmmm. Sounds like an area that needs a bit more work (says the person who writes a blog about being your own best friend, ahem).

So if I were my own best friend (like really, really my own best friend), I would congratulate myself on taking time and making space. I would embrace feeling icky about it and work through it, not ignore it or push it aside. I would remind myself I am doing the best I can in this moment, similar to everyone else around me. And then move forward with the intention to embrace the time I have and do simply do better.

Ahhh, there it is, my first deep breath!

1 comment on “Make space.

  1. Rachel,
    Congratulations on taking time for yourself (and your family)!
    Priceless! Way to go!
    Also congratulations and best of luck with the new job!
    Hope you love it!
    Joe

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