The Daily Post:Recharge

Recharge

I am grateful to have friends that remind me to recharge when I am on “E”! That reminder when it comes, forces me to slow down and evaluate my schedule realistically to see if there is something I need to change! Each time I do, there isn’t anything I can take away because they would all be the steps I am taking to secure my own future. I’m helping my employers reach their goals, I need to put the same amount of effort into reaching my own! Oprah Winfrey said, “Do What You Have To Do, Until You Can Do What You Want To Do”! I was a late bloomer and didn’t start living that motto until age 46! It was then that I realized I was literally sick and tired of being sick and tired! It was time for a change!

At 46,  I re-evaluated my work and home life and didn’t like how either were going.  I decided the current situations weren’t acceptable long-term. I couldn’t control my husband, my grown kids and especially all of the literally crazy things that happen in the workplace. However, I COULD control my reactions to all of those situations and make better decisions based on what was best for my future overall. I had literally given control of my life to other people, and needed to take it back. The day I decided I was changing everything, was the day I also prioritized the who, what, where, when and how. I needed to eliminate the most stressful situation first as I don’t do well when I’m trying to focus on too much at one time. I can’t be 100% effective at anything, if I am focused on more than one thing at a time. I decided to let go of the marriage first as it was the most stressful situation in my life at the time. I figured it had been over long before I decided to let it go, might as well just pull the band-aid off and move on to the next goal.  That situation wasn’t going to change as I wasn’t a huge fan on my future being based on hitting it big at the racetrack, or the lotto. While I’d happily take the cash if it happened, I am the type that always need a back up plan, lol…

Once that was taken care of, I picked up a third job. No time to recharge yet. I had a mortgage to pay, a child in college that I wanted to graduate Debt Free (AND HE DID!!!!), and a financial future to secure! I then needed a plan to generate income FOR my future retirement, just in case I didn’t hit the lotto, and went back to school. I received my Life Coach Certification from The Southwest Institute Of The Healing Arts! I worked three jobs and went to school at the same time. Again, no time to recharge as I couldn’t secure the life I wanted by sitting on my but wishing it would happen. I had already accepted when I decided to change my life,  that would need to make certain sacrifices. I weighed the pro’s and cons ahead of time. The pro’s meant getting my life back and having peace, the con’s were the sacrifices I needed to take in order to make it happen. Staying in the same place wasn’t even an option. Sleep and not recharging for a few years was the main and only con. As my full-time job starts at 4am, I had to meet EVERY goal being tired and sacrificing sleep. There was NO other way, and I was worth it! Three years later I am now in a much better place, and soon enough I will have the time to RECHARGE! I know that I must live like no one else today (sacrificing sleep and a few other things), in order to live like no one else tomorrow!

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