This is an a-ha for me!
Our priorities change through our life. The values and common interests that brought you together with different friends, careers, or experiences... change through your life.
You ever had a day, where you found yourself with 20 minutes of free time and that inner chatter says, "you should" write that thank you note, call that family member, swing by your neighbors, or call a friend back.
What about checking in with yourself and seeing what your priority is in that moment? What does your spirit need? Sometimes it's to not do any of those things and just enjoy the 20 minutes to yourself and rest!
The world and people will tell you you should do this and you should do that.
Getting in tune with your needs, what your priorities are, and where you spend your energy, love, and time is your power and decision.
What is of high value to you? If someone/something is not high up on that list, it doesn't mean there's less love, care, or worth.
**It just means life has a ebb and flow and as your life changes so does everything else in relation.**
We all have spent chunks of our lives "being nice" and "doing the nice thing" and "being a good person"( whatever the heck that means)
we gave given our energy and time to people/things that maybe weren't our priority or added value to our lives. Maybe we got caught up in the expectancy and routine of just doing what we have always done.
We are allowed to change it!!! Honor yourself, your time, & your worth.
Why feel like "you should ", in that moment, write a thank you card, or call a person back when your priority is really that you need rest, or giving that time to your kid or reading a magazine ( bc it brings you joy) or something that actually is high on your priority- value-love list.
Give yourself permission to check in with your needs,values, and priorities and act accordingly.
Let go of the "shoulds". They are draining.
Listen to your soul, your spirit force, & let it lead you with peace, simplicity, & favor. Honor your worth. It Starts with you. Your worth & value DOES not decrease based on someone else's opinion of you & how you rock your life!
Ps: especially with two kids my go to sentence is " ain't nobody got time for that!"
I really don't & that is MY TRUTH!
Loud + proud + loving!