How Do You Turn Off The Noise?
It’s currently 4 a.m. and while I should be sleeping, my mind is racing with a mental list of things to do. I would deem it pretty bad to work subconsciously in my sleep, to then be awakened in panic and contemplate pulling out the laptop to get the day started early and knock some things out in the stillness and quiet of the day. Well, this post by no means will be me telling you how to turn off the noise, because clearly I have NOT mastered it yet. But when I do, I’ll be first to share.
This post is really to address the fact as humans, we have A LOT of things happening daily! So how is there a balance? How do we as humans work, have a social life, in some cases have a family to take care of, get 8 hours of sleep (ha!) and expect to have it all together while doing so? There’s 24 hours in a day, and how do you spend those hours? I once saw the image above, and I understood it so much because in many times, it’s a sacrifice. We’re wired to think we can’t have it all, that we have to choose. Which I can argue right now in life I agree, it is a choice. But I don’t want it to be. I want successful relationships, a successful blog, a successful career, successful social life, successful healthy lifestyle, successful trips around the world and damn it I want my sleep too. But, that’s not the case.
I often wonder, what the heck am I going to do when I one day add a husband and kids to the picture. What then will my life look like? Yes, it’s all about balance. And yes, we have the same 24 hours as Beyoncé. But let’s be clear, Beyoncé has noticeable differences....millions and a team to support her and her time management. What do you have? I’ll tell you....I have a will and desire to get my sh!t together. So how will I turn off the noise? My goals for the remainder of the year is to learn balance. I can’t do it all and the more time management and proactive life planning I can do, the better grip on life I should have. But, faith is big to me as well. And this year, my goal is to lean more on the Lord and trust in him that he will direct my path and steps. I’m a worrier, and being 100% honest and transparent, that’s what makes me the most stressed....the worry that I keep inside. But, I serve a God who does not give me a spirit of fear. Therefore, I’m trusting in him to deliver on his promise that he will give me the desires of my heart and everything will be okay. After all I am His child.
Well, it’s getting pretty late/early. Remember I said it was 4 a.m., so I’m going to try to go back to sleep. But, as I mentioned before this post will be no means of me enlightening you on how to turn of the noise, but I want to know from you! How do you silence your mind or pause your day when you need to be still the most? Let me know below!