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Why It's Important To Recognize When You Need To Give Yourself A Break

Things are quite busy for me right now. In addition to six weeks of travel over eight weeks, the top floor of my home is being renovated, and my daughter is getting married October 21.


I am thrilled about every one of these things for sure. And It is pushing me to my limits to make all the things happen in the precious few days I have at home.


Specifically, I’m challenged to pick out tiles, cabinetry, and colours for my ensuite bathroom, and choose my mother-of-the-bride dress and shoes all of which have deadlines. And suddenly I’m in overwhelm mode; experience has taught me I’m not my best self in that space.


So, I started looking for the easiest ways I could get things done. I had my son come with me to pick out tiles; I just needed a second opinion. I took the contractor’s suggestion to go with a white vanity and top and put the colour on the walls. I picked out some ideas for colour and handed off the final decision to my daughter; she knows my taste and I’m not that hard to please (and it can always be redone).

I had ordered a dress from a website, but it hasn’t yet arrived, and I have no idea of the size plus alterations. So, I went locally to a shop where I picked out a gorgeous dress and they can work out the fittings in between trips.


Whew! I feel relieved now.


Try this ONE thing


While I have less control and spent more money, finding solutions that took me out of overwhelm was definitely the right way to go. Don’t we all have enough pressure? Don’t we all deserve a break?


Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?


Despite all your successes, do you sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?


Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?


If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here, karen.laidlaw.theONEthing@outlook.com, and let’s talk!

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