Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Breathe Strategy - J.O.Y.
Well, that was an improvement, I wasn't being co-dependent, but I wasn't being independent either. Normally, every morning I have quiet time to myself where I read my scriptures and write in my journal. My daily time to "Be still" became time to talk to and do things with my parents, kids and husband. This isn't a bad thing, it is a good thing. The problem was that I didn't "own" myself and take time somewhere else in my day for me that I need to remain balanced. I wasn't taking "care" of everyone else, but I wasn't taking "care" of myself either. If I go back to my teeter-totter analogy (see blog entry "Joy is in the Bouncing") I needed to "teeter" to spending time with my family, then "totter" to spending time with myself. I just "teetered" so to speak and completely left out the "tottering." There is no fun, or J.O.Y. in just "teetering" you need the "totter" as well to feel the full joy in the experience.