Update: Thank you so much for sharing your lives with me in the comments. I loved reading about the very busy roles that you all have! I randomly selected a commenter to win, and that winner is…Brandie Nickerson. Congrats!
Do you often feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions? I bet you do…sometimes, I think that pulling is just one of those (unfortunate but) necessary parts of life.
Each day, we all have multiple roles that we play as we go about our normal routines. For me, my day goes something like this–in terms of my roles:
Chef (someone has to make breakfast and get my son’s lunch ready)
Maid (someone has to iron the clothes and get the beds fixed)
Taxi Driver (ahoy! school time)
Writer (that would be the 7+ hours that I spend frantically typing at my computer before I head out again to be a…)
Taxi Driver (this time, the taxi drives to karate or cub scouts or an Open House event)
Teacher (Homework time!)
Wife (whoops–almost forgot about that one–got to make time to chat with the hubby)
Monster fighter (when bedtime comes, someone has to be brave enough to face the monsters that might be in the closet or under the bed)
Reality TV Watcher (come on, I’ve got to decompress!)
Writer (I’m under two deadlines right now, so I’m trying to get in extra page counts)
Dreamer (that would be when I stumble into bed).
Ahem…I bet your list looks like mine. Or…I bet it’s even longer than mine. With all of these different roles that you’ve got going on, do you find the time to ever just stop and treat your self to some relaxing moments? If you don’t, you should! Even if it’s no more than five minutes, we all need to just step back and have that most precious “me” time.
Because while we are playing all of these roles for other people, it’s also important for us to take care of ourselves, too. Right?
For today’s giveaway, I’m going to give one commenter a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate. It is my hope that you’ll use this gift certificate to buy yourself a great book or video–and enjoy that “Me” time.
To enter the giveaway, just tell me a role that you play during the day–you can give me one role, you can give me a dozen. Who are you? What do you do?