Can you believe it? Another summer is gone and the kids are back in school. After spending weeks and months keeping the kids occupied with summer camps, family vacations and getting them ready to go back to school, it’s extremely easy to neglect things we need to do for ourselves.
I lost all sense of structure this summer. After having both sisters come to visit us, Heading north to have the wedding we were not able to have when we married each other 2 years ago, packing our home and moving 45 minutes south, trying to put the new house together (we are still living out of boxes), I felt overwhelmed since ther seemed to be no sense of routine. On a side note I want to say that as crazy as things may have seemed, how amazingly blessed by GOD we have been did not go lost in the midst of the pressure.
Are you a creature of habit who got lost in the middle of summers unpredictability? Have you lost track of the rituals that kept you grounded and focused?
This is an amazing time to realign yourself with the good habits you worked so hard to put in place. Remember when you stopped making excuses to finally started going for that morning bike ride or you finally put the car in drive and found yourself pulling up at the gym? Don’t let vacations and summer’s bliss interrupt those great efforts you worked so hard to accomplish. Consider how amazing you are going to feel when you slip right back into that healthy path you started to pave. What an amazing way to come off this breif recess by not allowing the dust to settle on those important steps you already started taking for yourself.
The reward is huge when you prove to yourself that you have the discipline to bounce back from life’s interruptions. Your challenge this week is to pick up where you left off and prove to yourself that you can. I think you’ll find that being able to do so this time around sets a serious tone of determination and happiness.