While you are able to be busy, there will never be enough time to get everything you want to do done or to meet all of the demands that other people will put on you.
When you are no longer physically or mentally able to be busy any more there will be too much time sitting alone with your thoughts and most worrisome with your regrets.
This mornings inspirational reading challenged me to set good boundaries by creating safe spaces within my day, week, month, etc. for me to be still, to calm the cacophony of demands both internal and external, to be present within my body, and spirit, to listen for that still small voice that waits with unconditional love within each of us.
Setting good boundaries first and foremost means creating a safe space for yourself everyday. Then going to that place and residing there until once again connected to your spiritual self, you emerge back into the world secure in the knowledge of who you are and that you are loved.
The safety industry understands that importance of looking out for #1, on airplanes parents with children are told to put their oxygen mask on first so that they can look after their children.
Yet too often care givers of all makes and descriptions put their needs last, and too soon burn out, become ill themselves or worse yet become impatient and frustrated and take out their feeling on the persons they are giving care too.
Safe spaces have to be deliberate and do not necessarily have to be private. It is a place where you can calm the noise in your mind, and relax back into your own body, for a friend it is 30 minutes spent at her favourite coffee shop, sitting at a table facing the park with a hot up of coffee.
For my Grandmother it was working in her garden, where she would on her knees, pull weeds, pray for her family and listen to her Lord.
Find your safe place and spend time there everyday because you are worth it.
Today post was inspired by the January 18, 2018 Pray as you go inspirational audit podcast.