Some days, when all I really want to do is work. work. work., what I actually need most is to play.
There’s a very real part of me that feels the need to accomplish.
I’ve wondered if this is a negative thing – a drive to perform or a search for worth.
But I’ve decided it’s not. I feel free of those traps.
I’m an achiever, an activator, a make-it-happen sort of person. And I’m realizing that, by personality, this need to accomplish will never go away. It’s part of who I am.
And it’s not a bad part. It’s good.
I just need to know when to say when and realize that during this season, even though my wiring hasn’t changed, I have to change my expectations of what that looks like.
Because my reality is very much taken over by little boys who need a present mama.
(And that’s a good thing. I love them, so. And I want to be with.)
So on days like today when I want to workworkwork, I find it best to get in the car and gogogo. Get out of the house (and away from the pull of THE LIST) and go play.
As much as I love making things happen and accomplishing, I’m pretty sure I won’t be sending my kids off to school in a few years time thinking I wish I had accomplished more while they were home with me.
I also don’t want to be thinking I wish I had played and enjoyed them more.
It’s a learning process. Old habits die hard, but new ones can–and will–be formed.
And they are. Being formed.
Q for you: What are you working to prioritize at the moment?
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