Don’t live your life on a default setting. Everything is a choice.
Your own needs.
If you wake up saying, “What is it I need today?” How radical is that compared to “what do I have to do today?“ You will always have something to do. But what if you actually say, “What do I need?” Maybe what you need is 30 minutes by yourself or a bath. But women don’t take that seriously. Women don’t say that should be a priority. It should be.
Time to explore the gaps.
Pay attention to the gaps. There’s only so much time that you have. It’s hard to really fit everything in. You can’t. I have realized that sometimes there are periods you have to devote more to one area of your life than another – work, your partner, friends, self. When I start to feel a gap…when I don’t want to wake up in the morning or when I am not feeling good about myself…I move things around. You sacrifice some things but you gain because of knowledge in other areas. - 40-something, graphic designer
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