Fall Season of Change - The Gift of Time
Falling Down on the Job and Picking Myself Back Up--The Rest of the Story!
In celebration of my one-year anniversary of falling down on the job, I couldn't think of a better time to re-visit, re-work and re-organize my life! Thank you Sally, for the inspiration to do so.
After a very long year of arranging physical therapy and physician appointments three days a week, I have just been released from the orthopaedic doctor with no more surgeries necessary! WooHoo! That, in and of itself, is reason to celebrate this fall! Following an intense year of an incredibly crazy business and health (or should I say, "accidental") issues, pulling through would not have been possible without the amazing, positive support from family and friends. This year, I've learned how to type one-handed, dress one-armed put a banana clip in my hair with one hand and delegate!
I've now finally graduated from supervised therapy to independent workouts--a huge time-saver for me since I was spending at least 2-1/2 hours three days each week in commute time and therapy visits. WAIT! What will I do with nearly 8 hours a week that have fallen BACK into my schedule?
Well, I read Sally's post and what occurred to me is this--I have a gift that I've been frantically in search of these past 2-3 years: I have found time! With a wonderfully busy schedule, social media and networking events, my calendar has managed to stay as full as I could possibly manage!
Fall is the perfect time to have this new-found time, giving me the ability to implement some tasks that I've been meaning to do. I will block my schedule accordingly; I've already been blocking those 2.5 hours on Mon/Wed/Fri, why not begin to utilizing those hours by dividing them between family, friends, volunteering, and business?
- Schedule additional time for phoning friends each week.
- Plan an evening a week that is to be spent with my husband (a 'date night')--he deserves it after taking care of me for the last year!
- Be available for more volunteer hours as those are far more rewarding than just about anything you can do.
- Give back to those associates who took over for me and gave so much during a trying time.
Cutting back on social media tasks to utilize only the ones that are working for me, instead of trying to participate in every one and mastering none of them, is a definite must! With the increasing number of 'must-do' ideas for our business, we tend to fall into the mindset that we must do everything and be everything to everyone. We cannot possibly continue at this pace; becoming masters at only a few social media avenues (those that work for us) is the best way to measure the effectiveness of those avenues and fall back into a sane lifestyle.
So, as you can see, this fall is quite an exciting one! A time to make more 'time' for my husband, show my friends who helped me through a challenging year how much I appreciate them and give back to the community and my peers who also gave so much of themselves to me during the last year.
This fall is a season of change - I am committed to using the gift of time that I've been given--on others.
Aaron Vaughn | Builder...
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