Thursday, August 17, 2017

PEACE: Get organized!

September 2, 2010 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Highlights, Peace

Peace artwork

Our minds are eased when we get organized. With children returning to their studies after a long and hot summer, emotional refuge can be found in the back-to-school routine. Solid time frames for meals, sleeping on a schedule and alone time with your mate can keep the chaos at bay.

A wonderful sense of bliss can be achieved just by cleaning out a closet. Taking out the old and preparing for the new produces a uniquely satisfying feeling. It soothes a rambling spirit. We surrender this serenity by allowing others to act as time thieves. People are experts at putting you on their own clock: calling only at times that are best for them; stopping by to visit with no regard for the demands of your daily agenda; volunteering your time for community or church functions without considering the rigors of a personal life.

To resist these time grabs, it is important to incorporate a concept called “self-care” into our lives. This is the moment when we seize control of all that affects us. Self-care is like the closet organizer that puts all of our treasures into their proper place. It is the umbrella that protects the essential elements of self — emotional, spiritual, physical and mental — from being drenched in the storm.

As your own advocate for self-care, it is imperative to stay organized in order to address individual needs. For some, that can mean waking up early — even though keeping late-night hours can allow for invaluable personal time. In my life, it provides more time to prepare a day that is inclusive of doing business efficiently, taking care of my two wonderful boys, spending walk time with my dogs and allotting time for my mate. Smiling, I hear the song “Superwoman” echoing around the corner.

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