Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stream Of Consciousness Sunday: Daily Distractions

Another Stream of Consciousness Sunday has arrived & what is today’s writing prompt? Write about the distractions you have right now.

As I finished up a blog post last night where I just emptied my mind & wrote about whatever mattered to me - I felt so liberated - whether anyone else cared about what was important to me was irrelevant. I wish I could recreate that feeling in everything else I do.

Being a working Mom presents so many distractions - things that pull your focus away from living your own life & drop you into the world of making other people happy. My biggest distraction right now is myself.  I have so many unmet goals & expectations that life is becoming a pacifier. It's okay because I'm busy with this & that, so what I need is not so important.
Problem is - I need to be important and I need to feel worthy of better. Worthy to go after my dreams for a better career, a more fulfilling day-to-day existence, richer friendships, and of course a better body.

All those things will help me be a better wife & mother - all the pieces would start to fall into place.  But until I check my own distractions at the door and start living a life I am totally satisfied with, nothing else will feel whole, complete or fulfilling.

Something I know many of us struggle with.

My time is up!

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
§         Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
§         Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
§         Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
§         Link up your post at all.things.fadra
§         Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
If you liked this post, you might also enjoy: Back in the Saddle Again or Mn Blogger Conference 2011 - Take Two


Sarah said...

That was awesome! I'm recently going through a ton of changes in my life, one of them being I just realized how much time I put into everyone else which was making me extremely unhappy. You have to catch it before it's to late, I waited too long. So kudos to you go gettem and always remember to take of you!

Maureen | Tatter Scoops said...

This is powerful! I'm a working single mom so I can so relate to what you're saying.

all.things.fadra said...

When I wrote my post about distractions, I was actually focusing on the moment. The immediate distractions that keep me from writing. Now you have me pondering the bigger distractions I have in life. Now to figure out how to clear them away...