As we go through our busy days, we have so many tasks to complete and so many to do lists going. Why is it more important to dust our furniture than it is to meditate or take a nap? There seems to be something about being able to finish our lists so we can start a new one. Being a Virgo hasn’t been easy. I have to have at least 3 lists going at all times. I know you fellow Virgos will understand this. As I have been working long and hard on this, I am now making a change with the way I deal with this. Recently I started to calendar everything. Calendaring is your promise to yourself that YOU matter. I now start with me.
I have a color-coded calendar (which satisfies my inner child ) that I use to put me first.
I put all my dates with myself first. I include my gym times, social times, date nights, meditation times, Zumba classes, Yoga classes, time to prep classes or answer emails. I use my favorite colors for my least favorite things. By doing this, it tricks me into thinking I love it. I make a deal with myself that I can trade a one-time slot in the day for another, as long as I get it all done. I can even trade one self-care slot for something else. If I have scheduled time for meditating and I’m tired and want to take a nap, I make it ok to do so.
The rest of the slots are filled with my appointments with my clients. It used to be the other way around. I would fill everything up and would see if there was any room left for me.
Crazy thinking Huh? Of course, you have to re-train your brain at first, but it’s so well worth it.
Try it, you’ll like it!