Its okay not to be okay

In a world where there is a million plus one things to do. A place where there seems to be a list of never ending tasks. It feels like we working to live and only Living to work. I have found that It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life; so much so that  stop having time to check on ourselves. Until we are fully burnt out.
Why let it get there?
This blog hopefully aims to let you know that it is okay not to be okay, at times. It is okay to take time off to recuperate and get some “ME TIME”
There are a number of things that can take up time in our lives. From work, to kids and even grandchildren. Often whilst there is a level of fulfilment in this – there are major areas of sacrifice that is being made.
The hours put in at work to maintain our jobs or prove that we have what it takes to get to the next level, often takes away from us spending the time with the people we love or the area of passion we wish to develop.
Taking time out to care for kids often also requires a sacrifice of self, sacrifice of growth in a career and possibly even a sacrifice in our dreams.
I think it is important to acknowledge this. It is important to be aware of the sacrifices that are being made, as well as the benefits. That way you can always stay conscious of the decision we are making and find a way to be content in the place we find ourselves.
Personally I don’t think full sacrifice is needed in every area of our lives. There may be one thing that takes a lot of your time, but if you are really passionate about other things then you can make time- to make it happen. But like everything in life – something has to give, but how much you give is down to you.
I am a big believer in being honest with yourself. We can put up a facade to the world, but it is important to be honest with yourself at the very least.
So if you can, take a piece of paper and a pen. On one side write down the things that are currently taking your time and on the other side, the things that you would like to take your time instead. Weigh the pro’s and cons of both and write a mini 2 year plan of what you hope will be different by then.
Self preservation is important!!! So take time to recuperate when you need to and redirect your vision. Check in on yourself every now and then to make sure that you are still on your desired path, or at least working towards it.
Have a wonderful week
Crystal Williams UD
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Crystal Williams UD is the founder of Thinking Out Loud which is a conference held each year that encourages self love, promotes self-worth and most importantly empowers to feel comfortable in the skin that they are in. Crystal Williams is an affluent Poet, Motivational Speaker and Author. Her books have sold worldwide in the UK, Canada and USA.

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