I like to wake up, blog, and look at the Daily Bitch Calendar the same time every day.
I do NOT take naps even when I’m tired of doing too many things at the same time, which does not make for sane time.
At the same time of year in 2011, I started my job at a major Boston hospital, where I do group therapy, individual therapy, crisis work, and otherwise take care of the behavioral health needs of way too many people at the same time. While I do too much at the same time, at the same time I do NOT want to retire (although many people do retire when they reach the same time of life as mine).
As I tell many people in my groups at the same time, we all need to do a better job balancing our needs with other people’s needs. At the same time, it’s easier to tell others good advice than to listen to it yourself.
I would love to resolve, at the same time as you, to
- balance my needs with other people’s needs,
- do more self care,
- set healthy boundaries,
- say “no” to some requests,
- take a breath,
- slow down,
- accept all feelings,
- be aware of what I can and cannot control,
- be clear about what I can and cannot do,
- take achievable next steps towards my chosen goals,
- let go of worry, and
- keep a sense of humor.
Here’s a photo I took when my husband Michael, my son Aaron, and I were walking around our neighborhood at the same time:
When other people are walking near us, we put our masks on at the same time.
Do you know how some people can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? Apparently some people can’t walk and wear masks at the same time.
Here are photos I took at the same time that I was taking my walk yesterday, when other people were using the same time to swim and go boating. What else was going on at the same time?
So many of us around the world are experiencing the coronavirus pandemic at the same time. At the same time, not all of us are reacting to it the same way.
I hope things are better the same time next year.
At the same time that I was watching The Hate U Give and then Rent yesterday, Michael and Aaron were on their own computers. Then, we ate veggie burgers at the same time …
… and watched The Spanish Prisoner. It’s difficult to find a movie we all want to watch at the same time.
At the same time that I’ve been writing this post, I’ve been hearing this song in my head:
It’s fun to see all those people from the Phoenix Chamber Choir in Vancouver, Canada singing at the same time.
At the same time in every post, I express what I’m thankful for.
We can be thankful for many things at the same time and I am definitely thankful for you.