Overwhelmed? Too many things to do? Like an endless list, with things that put themselves back on the list every month, every week, every day?
Then one day, I said that from now on I would honor this list all morning, but come lunch, I am free for the rest of the day to do what I want. Sort of “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And to me what is mine: peace of mind.
I need to honor my own needs, not just the needs the modern world places upon me.
My need to rest. My need to enjoy the moment and all creation. My need to have time to think and time to create.
It was like a day of liberation, an independence day, to take back a part of my life so I can feel balanced, and willfully so.
Perhaps you can give yourself an afternoon, and if not, then an hour, and if not, then 5 minutes each hour – just to be a child again – carefree, fully alive.
If to do nothing else, but to just daydream.