Deciding how to spend your time

Life has felt so busy with school runs and school summer activities for the kids that writing blogs has taken a back seat. It’s been a good busy though and left me feeling that the consequences were worth it.

Brain fog has also made it a struggle to write anything that I felt was good enough to share. However, my mum has just shared a quote with me, from Chieko N. Okazaki, that I knew I wanted to save.

“Only you know your circumstances, your energy level, the needs of your children, and the emotional demands of your other obligations. Be wise during intensive seasons of your life. Cherish your agency, and don’t give it away casually. Don’t compare yourself to others — nearly always this will make you despondent. Don’t accept somebody else’s interpretation of how you should be spending your time. Make the best decision you can and then evaluate it to see how it works.”

― Chieko N. Okazaki, Lighten Up

Living with a chronic illness means I question how I spend my energy every day. I worry whether I’ve made the right choice and prioritised well. This quote has helped to remove the worry and despondency I attach to making those decisions.

Hope it helps you too 😊

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