Over the past month, James and I have implemented that we try at least one new activity/restaurant or event each week. In addition to something new, I’ve been attempting to find a place for everything that I need to do and everything I want to do. As I look at my fall schedule the one phrase that comes to mind is that I have a full plate.
After a weekend of a fun bourbon tasting (new event), shopping, brunch with friends and a great night at a local food event – I am tired in a wonderful way. I returned home Sunday night with some anxiety in regards to the tasks I put off. When one has a full plate, tasks become triaged. Many things get put off until tomorrow or next week.
There are moments when I look at the upcoming Fall schedule and wonder if I can do all that I have planned. I worry that I could easily fall into a habit of existing rather than living. This emphasizes the importance of planning new events and scheduling time with friends but also time with myself.
You may also find yourself feeling like I do – trying not to be overwhelmed with a full plate as we enter into a new season. Rather than be overwhelmed I encourage you to slow down and be grateful for the tasks and items that make a full plate for you. Yes, there may be a time when you need to make adjustments and changes but having a full plate probably means that you have a job, a family, friends and activities that you care about.
Today I’m linking up with Emily’s Grateful Heart Monday because I’m grateful that I do have a full plate and schedule. I’m grateful that I have a house to clean, laundry to complete and grocery shopping to do. I’m grateful that there are jobs that want me. Yes, it can be overwhelming at times but it could also all look much differently. There could always be no job, no house to clean and no money for groceries.
Do you find yourself with a full plate? Take some time to be grateful!