“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
Life gets busy. And I know it does for every person out there. Busyness is inevitable. The thing is, sometimes I strive off of it. Other times I really dislike it. But with life comes craziness and stress, and sometimes we just have to learn to embrace it.
Embrace. I’ve been thinking about this word a lot lately. I’m going on a women’s retreat with my college in a few weekends and I have the privilege of being able to teach yoga on it. The theme of this retreat is embrace. After a meeting with the other leaders on Friday, it got me thinking about how we need to embrace a whole bunch of things in our lives. One of these things being busyness.
There’s a lot of things I want to do. There are things I have to do. There are things I dream of doing. Sometimes I stack my plate really freakin’ high. Some days I love that, other days not so much.
With exams and papers, trying to have a social life and trying to take time for self-care, getting in time to do the things I enjoy, writing on this blog, writing for Fit University; there are times where I’m like WOAH. Someone hit the pause button. I dread doing homework sometimes and going to class. Studying is the last thing I want to do at times or going to long meetings. But instead of complaining about these things in my life, I take a step back and realize I need to embrace it all. Embrace the craziness, embrace the fact that I am so dang grateful to even receive a college education. Embrace the fact that I am so blessed that I can do what I love and write so much, that I have lovely friends in my life who care about me. That I love my major, that sure school is hard sometimes but the hard work does pay off.
The load, all of the things on our plate: that will not break us down. But the way we carry it most definitely will. Switch your perspective. Take a step back, take a deep breath and always remember to look at the grand scheme of things.
Have more gratitude. Stop carrying your responsibilities with a poor attitude. Be thankful for all life has given you thus far. For all the opportunities that God has placed in your hands.
Now tell me:
How do you deal with busyness and stress?
Thanks for reading friends. I hope you had a great weekend and a lovely Monday!! <3
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