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Jammie Days...

Finally, the weekend is here!
Could this week have been busier, nuttier?
I don't think so.
It was not a bad-busy, though.
It was all good.
All good.

That's the difference between me today and me a few years ago, I think.
Back then, I'd have been reduced to tears with all that landed on my shoulders this week.
Today, I simply adjusted my schedule, eliminated all unnecessary tasks and realigned my week so that it could hold all of the items that had to be taken care of.

I started by placing the have-to's at the top of the list and moving the want-to's down to the bottom.
I called a few people who had previously asked me for something or other this week, and I explained that their requests would have to wait until next week, when I would have the energy and the time to help them properly. They were fine with it and thanked me for letting them know!

One woman said she'd rather know right up front that someone didn't have the time to help her, rather than saying yes and feeling no. Often, she has had people come to help her when they didn't really want to be there. She told me that she always feels that negative energy and knows that they really don't want to be with her. So the whole time is a dark and negative time, rather than being positive and light.

I learned a lot about myself this week.
I learned that even though a hectic week feels like it will never end, it does.
I also learned that I have the ability to break down what is overwhelming and repackage it into more manageable bite-sized pieces, without really thinking about it. I just did it instinctually.
And, most of all, I learned that I am more than capable and able to cope under pressure than I thought possible.

Now, it's definitely jammie time.
A day in my jammies with a hot steamed soy chai latte in my hand and a few phone calls to return to my family and friends.
A day to write out a few birthday cards and wrap a gift for my almost 19 year old granddarling...
A day for myself.

"It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts."
~ K.T. Jong

My son spending alone time in Amalfi...just looking...

Comments (4)

Barb Cabot:

I really love your thoughts and the positive manner in which you handled this past week. Spoken like a woman in control of her life. Bravo! Now enjoyed your weekend. The photo of your son is blissful.

Thank you, Miss Barb!
It was a crap shoot either way...if I tried to get it all done, I'd have been a mess. On the other hand, if I cut some folks loose to make time to take care of myself, I knew they'd be inconvenienced. Still and all, what mattered most to me was that I ended up in one piece at the end of this week! And, I made it, intact!

Great way to handle stress! I would have loved a jammie day this weekend. I have often done just that after a week of stress.

Hi, girasole,
Jammie days should be mandatory...written into job descriptions, even!

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