I know I sound a bit bossy, huh? Don’t worry, this newfound officious attitude is well within reason. It’s here for the time-being because I love you, and don’t want you to make the same mistakes I’ve made. Not too long ago, I made a blog post about making time for yourself and nurturing your soul. And to keep things light and to the point; I haven’t been practicing what I’ve been preaching. Yes, ladies and gents, I haven’t been taking my own advice too well (e.g.  my last blog was made almost a MONTH ago). By sharing this with you, I’m going to hold myself accountable for my actions and get back on track.

When I made that blog post a few weeks ago, I had no intentions of my own routine going awry. I had some legitimate excuses here and there, especially with the arrival of Hurricane Matthew and my studies. School has taken up a tremendous amount of time. I used to joke that I got more sleep with a full-time job than I do now (lol). With exams every other week in addition regular schoolwork my nose stayed in the books. I’m up so late at times, all I want to is hit the sheets. Meditating and unwinding was steadily being set aside for another day.

outside-officeNot only was I slacking on my beloved meditation but I wasn’t getting outside or getting my reading in like I used to. With everything I had going on, I wasn’t stressed per se, but I was a little on edge. Usually I’m balanced but without my soul food, I was a bit more impatient and snippy than usual. Sure, being stuck in the house with your family while the power goes in and out, unable to leave because it’s storming outside may have had something to do with that, but still.

So, while I have this week to myself before the second half of the semester starts next week I am getting myself together. Sure, I’m catching up on all of my favorite shows and spending time with my people. I’m also making it a point to get back on track though. I’ve been meditating every night before bed and participating in my favorite spiritual forum where I’m always learning something new. I’ve stated before that I have control over who and what I give my time to. So, while this may not be my sole priority until the semester ends in December, if I focus (thanks, MK Writers Block) and effectively schedule and balance my demands, it can be done.

Life happens, and things don’t always go as planned, We all know this. But we should also know that when we notice something isn’t right, that we don’t have to keep digging ourselves a deeper hole. There’s always an opportunity to get it together. I have relatively stress free week ahead of me to enjoy sleep, DVR, and friends. I also have the time to get back to me and my connection to Source. So until next time,

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