|Taking some time to do Yoga! Which is a great way |
to force yourself to reflect without distraction.
But it is more than just taking time throughout the day to pause and think, "Did I do everything I wanted to do today." "What can wait until tomorrow." "Is there any new things to add to my to-do list?" "Of course there is!" We also need to take the time to reflect on what we've accomplished in the day and not constantly focus on what did not get done.
I am a go-go-go-go type person. I don't really like sitting around and if I am sitting I am doing ten other things as well. As a nanny I am constantly on-the-go too as keeping a four year old entertained takes a lot of energy and creativity. Perfect, because that's what I am all about. However, once I arrive home, I don't seem to turn off. I will plan to watch a show or movie, but end up windexing while watching, or rearranging my desk. Sitting and watching T.V while doing nothing at all, what is that?
I want to try and take more time out of my day to reflect on what I have accomplished and remember that I am doing this all while managing my diabetes. Which, being a nanny, and a caregiver to two pancreas's that's a lot of work! I need to appreciate my own efforts and the energy that I put in each day. I need to remember that when it is time to go to bed, the things that need to get done will get done and the things that got done, well they got done!
It's important to listen to our bodies and our minds when you need those reflection breaks. Like a puppy (trust me I know!) we need to reward ourselves when we do good, remind ourselves that we are 'good' and doing 'good' and be a bit more carefree with what gets done and what can be tomorrow's task.