It is my opinion that collectively as a culture we are exhausted. We work hard and play hard and most the time there's not enough hours in the day to accomplish what we feel we should. We expect a lot from ourselves and even more from our kid's and it's no wonder many of us get overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. And while there's no quick fix or easy answer I appreciate and am trying to implement Brene Brown's definition of DIG Deep. She says: " Men and women who live Wholeheartedly do indeed DIG Deep. They just do it in a different way. When they're exhausted and overwhelmed, they get:
Deliberate in their thoughts and behaviors through prayer, meditation, or simply setting their intentions;
Inspired to make new and different choices;
Going. They take action
Honestly I'm still figuring these things out for myself. What does it really look like to DIG Deep? For me it can be as simple as giving myself an hour in the middle of the day to rest. And by rest I don't mean fold laundry while I watch a movie. No, I mean focus on ONE thing whether it be reading, taking a nap, watching a show, listening to music, taking a walk or just sitting down to eat lunch. Just in typing this out I worry that I sound lazy or indulgent! But it's important to be kind to ourselves, to build up these internal reservoirs of strength so we can love our families and give to the people in our lives.
Anyway - these are my thoughts for now! And this week I will be FORCED to rest because I'm having a small out patient surgery done (treatment for my varicose veins - I know glamorous right?!) that will require me to be IN BED for a whole DAY. I can't believe it. More on that to come....
p.s. I am loving this print from Jen Lemen right now!:)