Checking In

I remember watching this show once about a couple. Something odd about the couple is that they both wore patches on their clothes that said PMS. When asked about it, they explained that it is something they had done since the beginning of their relationship and they believed it made their relationship better. It reminds them to ask each other about PMS. PMS being Physical, Mental, and Spiritual well being.

I was once in a relationship with someone, and early on he said, “there’s no pressure, but I need to know where you are at with this. If we don’t make sure we are both on the same page, people get hurt. I just want to prevent that”. That was a bold act for the beginning of a relationship, but it made a lot of sense. I think it’s healthy not only in a relationship, but for ourselves to “check in”.

I often get so tied up with my responsibilities and to do lists I don’t notice things are out of balance for me until I am feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, or just in a funk. I made the realization this week that I have not “checked in” on myself in a while. I am out of balance. I am putting too much energy on things that aren’t returning it. I have a lot going on in my world, and lost focus on the things that bring me a great deal of happiness. So I have to start looking at my physical, mental, and spiritual well being to figure out why I can’t seem to get out of this funk. Once I “check in” with myself, I realize a lot is actually out of balance. I am neglecting myself by putting my energy into the wrong things, putting too much energy into things that don’t matter, and not putting enough into the things that do.

Maybe I need to set a regular check in date.


About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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