hello, again, lovelies.
it’s high time i blogged again. while i wish the last month was all about resting, relaxing and taking a digital break, it was more like a super busy one where i knew i couldn’t manage it all and something had to give – and that, for me, was blogging.
we road tripped (14 hours w/ 4 kids) to visit family in atlanta and then the mr. lovely and i caught a plane to colorado for a few days. after returning i had a 2 day photo shoot for original women and, yesterday, a photo shoot (a peek here) with style me pretty living (which i had been working on for the past month – little updates and such). and, there you have it. it sounds compact typed out, but all encompassing is more like it.
through all of this, i’ve been thinking about time. the time in each day. how we break it up, what we spend it on, and better ways to manage it. i’ve noticed where i waste and where i want more of it. i’ve been asking people about their, habits, their hours and their “how do you get it all dones.”
the conclusion i’m coming to is that it’s different for everyone (also, doing it all doesn’t exist). yes, there are common habits that thread through the lives of all successful people. they are patterns you have to pick up on. however, how they implement them may vary. then, there are the the factors to the fractions of our hours and days. this ignorant saying that dances around the interwebs that says “you have the same amount of hours in a day as beyonce,” is really just that, ignorant. yes, beyonce may have the same amount of hours in a day, but she has all the help she could want at her disposal. but, really who wants to compare at all…because who knows the load that beyonce carries? maybe she has all the help in the world, but feels emotional lack of some sorts. you’ll always come up short, when you compare (short on self worth, short on success and even short on hours).
while comparing is a waste of time, observing others is time well spent. listening and learning from others about their habits is how you fill your hands with tools to try in your hours.
some will work and some will not. i’m listening, learning and ready to try on a few habits that i’ve never tried, like getting up early to write (getting up early and having a consistent routine, just happens to be one of the common threads amongst successful people – all implemented and lived out in an individual kind of way). trying on new habits, schedules and patterns, is just that – – trying on.
it takes time to find the right fit. your, patterns, hours and habits will be unique to you. if your hours are ill fitting, than start with observing. observe yourself. observe others. and. then try on a new way or two. and most importantly, have grace on yourself, and others because schedules and routines vary and are always subject to change.
we have to leave room to let our moments move our minutes and re-arrange our hours when, necessary. it’s practices, that are precious to keep (although sometimes practiced at different times or in different ways during different seasons).
i’d love to know :
+ have you implemented any new practices, rituals or habits that are working for you?
+ any new habits that you’d like to try?
+ who have you been observing, influenced or inspired by?
i’ll try to share more on some practices and habits, as i’m trying on new ones.
image / la claes