Part of living healthy is managing stress and our activities. I’ve just found out that I’ve been signed to write the first book in my new series, Living Free. For the next six months I’ll be writing, as well as traveling to speak, blogging on my ministry page, and working with our ministry team. And I’ll still be mom, wife, and Gramma.
I’ve learned that when life gets super hectic that it’s time to put it all on the table.
Everything that you do.
Sometimes there are things on that table that you aren’t necessarily supposed to be doing, but there was a need so you filled it.
Many times there are things on that table that are your passion, and you can’t imagine not doing it.
There are the non-negotiables such as family and faith.
And then there are the things we do simply because we are a “do-er” and we heap them on.
Taking things off the table on a six-month basis is essential. It keeps you connected to things that you love. It provides balance.
When we just keep heaping on, we can find ourselves in a place that we don’t like to be. Stressful. Anxious. Always working, but very rarely accomplishing what we want to do.
I just did that. With a new book contract, it means many more hours a week of dedicated research and writing. Which means something has to give.
Unfortunately that means that I am taking a long sabbatical with 50 Days to a Great 50. It was meant to be a 50-day project and I loved it. I’m still benefiting from it and I hope you are too.
Will I still be living healthy and active? Yes, because that has to stay on the table for balance.
It’s been amazing, and maybe one day we’ll do it again together! But for now it’s one of the balls that I’m juggling that need to be put down.
The links to the 50 days (week one, week two) are still on the blog at www.50daystoagreat50.wordpress.com for you and anyone else who desires to challenge themselves to live their best 50+!
Action Step: Put it all on the table. Everything that you do. What is non-negotiable? What is your passion? What do you do that is unnecessary, that someone else can do, or that compromise is needed?
Let’s Do It Together: Name one thing that you discovered as you “put it all on the table”.