If today was the last day of your life, what would you do? What would you expend your energy on? What would you not care about? Â How differently would you treat others? How differently would you treat yourself?
In the midst of an all-out stress fit, all these thoughts came to me after an exhausting evening of working followed by missing mami followed by crying. Â If today was my last day on earth, I’d be pissed that I spent so much time stressing about shit that won’t matter on my death bed. Â This does not mean that I shouldn’t care about my job, that I should give less than the 110% I’m used to giving. Â I’d like to think that the change in attitude will help me be better. Â A better employee, a better partner, a better mother, a better friend.
This closely relates to priorities which I wrote about in my last blog as well as the insanity that life sometimes bring with it (that I wrote about last Monday). Â I’m calling it the Monday series because I think that at the beginning of the week, the stress level sometimes ramps up to the point where we forget all of the good thoughts and intentions that we had prior to starting the day. Â How do we prevent that from happening? Â I think that it comes with developing a habit. Â A routine of actions put forth in advance so that when we get to that point where we are completely overwhelmed, we can take a step back and get a little perspective.
I write this blog more for myself than anyone else. Â The last 3 days have brought with it a lot of hectic “SHIT!” moments in my life. Â It has affected my health, certainly my mood and my psyche. Â I am exhausted. Â In every aspect of the word. Â It’s time to reset and when situations come up in my life, continually ask the question: if today was my last day, would my time have been well spent?
What would your answer be?