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Time To Take a Breather. Be Real. Refocus

Time To Take a Breather. Be Real. Refocus

I just want to be real for a moment. I don’t like to be openly negative or shed any light on the topic. I try to remain positive. But there has been something on my mind that I wanted to get off of my chest. Here goes:

There are times where I tend to focus too much on other people’s lives or successes and think, “Gee, it would be nice if that were my life.” Sometimes other people make it look so easy. I see friends with successful businesses and moving up in life. I then feel bad about myself because what I want isn’t happening for me.

Often it feels like others have more support from friends or family. Other times I feel like I don’t have the skills or the time to succeed. However, I know these aren’t true even though it feels like it at times. I know I can succeed with anything I want as long I am focused and have support.

I’ve felt overwhelmed lately. I think there is too much going on in my life right now for me to be able to focus on my passions, or growing my own business, etc.
At the moment, I would love to be in the essential oil business more than I am now. I would also love to continue to make and sell crochet. This is one of my side hustles for earning extra money to pay off debt. There are a lot of things that I would love to do and spend my time on:

  1. Cleaning/minimizing life
  2. Wedding planning
  3. Blogging
  4. Crocheting
  5. Time with family and friends

I want to do all of these things, but can’t do them all at once! I’ve tried, it doesn’t work. It just makes life hectic and busy. The number one thing I’d like to do is clean and minimize my life. I want to finish getting rid of my extra stuff that I no longer use, or the stuff that is just collecting dust. (When I move out of my parents’ home I’ll have less to pack away!) My life will look cleaner and less cluttered.

My hope is to try to sell most of what I have in hopes to earn money for the wedding and debt. But I have a feeling that I will have to take a “loss” on some of this stuff just so I can get rid of it. The money isn’t my main goal here. It would just be helpful to make the exchange. Otherwise, everything will be trashed or donated.

The next thing I want to focus on is my family and friend relationships. (I’ll probably try to do this in the midst of cleaning) I let life get busy. Working full time doesn’t help either, but I want to try to have more time for my friends. I know our lives and schedules don’t always mesh. But I hope my friends know that I’m here whenever they want to talk!

If I can get my cleaning done in a timely manner, I’ll need to focus on wedding planning. Since that will be happening in less than 6 months! I’ll probably need to designate chunks of time on certain days to do this or even designate cleaning days.

I also need to work on being healthier and more organized. I sometimes feel like life is a mess. Now is the time for me to take a step back, take a deep breath and refocus.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed with things going on in your life? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading, listening and for your support!

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I began writing in 2012. Though it doesn't show here, my writing now isn't the same as it was then. Over time I have learned more about myself. I learned that my life has gotten busy and cluttered but I'm working every day to make a change for the better. Make everyday count, love those around you. I plan to live intentionally. Hope you enjoy!

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