When you are restarting your entire life after being left, you are, of course, overwhelmed. You have spent awhile being emotionally spent, but now you know you must get on with The Rest Of Your Life. And there are a million things to do now. Your life is a clutter of Household Stuff, Caring for kids and probably aging parents, and making a living. So you start making to-do lists so you don’t forget anything. And that’s a great idea. But as you start your week and make your list, I want you to try something. I have an idea and it’s probably gonna freak you out a little. So here goes.
At the TOP of every list you make for at least the NEXT TWO YEARS, promise me you will write the following two letters – ME. You are now thinking, “Two years of putting myself number one? That’s Nuts, Impossible, Can’t-Be-Done!”
Do you realize how sad that is? Do you think you are not worth being first on your own list? The days of everyone else being first are over. (Especially “Him”, thank God!) YOU DESERVE TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST. (GOD KNOWS THAT’S WHAT HE DID, RIGHT?) It’s not impossible. I promise if you try it for just a week, your outlook on your situation will change. The stress will ease if you take that pause JUST FOR YOU. Whatever tiny thing it is. DO. IT. Do Not Slough This Off.
This is a reminder. If you don’t take care of yourself as Number One, guess what? Nothing else on the to-do list will get done. No-thing. So all of you Type-A-ers reading this, you know what I am saying. Put down the pencil and go get a latte. Take a few sips and some deep breaths and smile at how fun it is to be Number One…for once! AND FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS!
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!