Carving Out the Time

“”Where would You have me go? What would You have me do? What would you have me say, and to whom?”  -Daily Prayer from A Course in Miracles

It is easy to get wrapped up in life.  You may have a job/family/social obligations/illness/all of the above on a day-to-day basis. When we get stuck in a routine of only obeying external demands on our time, we may eventually find ourselves worn out, physically drained, and maybe even feeling a tad resentful.

We hear all the time that we need to “carve out time for ourselves” – so often that it’s easy to dismiss it as a tired cliche. But even if you actively try to make time for yourself, you may have forgotten what that looks like.

Do you remember how to reconnect to the things that are meaningful to you?

If yes, then that’s awesome – try, try, try to make as much time as possible for those things.

If no, then maybe that’s the best thing you can do for yourself right now. Take a few minutes each day to consider what might make you feel most fulfilled. It may take some time and trial-and-error to figure out what helps you relax, but once you eventually do, make a promise to yourself to carve out regular chunks of time for you to relax and reconnect. That is the only way you’ll be able to sustain the energy you need to continue serving the other parts of your life that are meaningful to you!