Minding Your Own Business

It’s so important to mind your own business. Because if you don’t, who else will? And if it’s not important enough for you to, who else do you think it should be important to?

What exactly is your business? I’m so glad you asked.

Your business is whatever is on your mind and is of concern to you. Who else knows that other than you? What are your responsibilities? What really matters to you? Are you the person who actually has to be the one to do every single one of those things? Maybe. Maybe not. But the mere fact that it matters to you, you are the one to see to it that it gets done, even if you have to delegate it.

These are some things that could be considered your business:

  1. Personal and self-care (hygiene, some form of exercise, sleep, proper hydration, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, etc.)
  2. Providing for your family (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)
  3. Lawn maintenance (if you own a home or keeping the area around you)
  4. Work/Employment (source of income)
  5. Household expenses
  6. Parenting
  7. Preparing meals (including proper nutrition)
  8. Shopping
  9. Transportation
  10. Cleaning and other household chores

This list can go on and on and on. What are some things not listed here that you may be responsible for, or that’s important to you? If you aren’t the one to do it, then part of your task is to make sure it gets done by someone else, whether it’s delegated or you hire them to do it. Can you see how even though you may delegate it, the responsibility ultimately still falls on you? This is what makes it your business to mind.

Maybe you’ve never taken the time to look at all of the things under your care. Sometimes this can be a huge responsibility. Sometimes manageable, sometimes not. There are times when too much can fall on one person at any particular time. When this happens, stress levels can rise, which makes it all the more important to not only manage the things that are important, but to also mind them. To mind them is to tend to them.

There are times when this can be a huge weight on any one person’s shoulder. This is when you not only need to know how to ask for help, but also to realize that you’re only one person, and only meant to handle so much at one time. Each individual has their own limit, and it’s important for you to know and understand what that is for you. This also is part of minding your own business.

YOU are your business! Mind that for sure. If not you, then who?

As we are still in the beginning of a new year, don’t let it catch you in the position of not getting things done. Create a list of things that are important to you to be mindful of and do the best you can with what you have, at this time. Remain mindful of that.

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