Today’s How-to-Wait Tip: Turn Down the Heat
I used to say about my very long wait for a husband….”I feel like a pot of boiling water that’s about to boil over. Someone please DO something!!”
Part of what created the boiling was thinking a lot about marriage. Now granted, preparing is always a good thing. Reading books, talking to veterans, getting a real and strong sense of what’s needed to get ready inside and out.
BUT, if all I do is think about what I’m waiting for, be it marriage, a new job, pregnancy, or whatever, the heat of desire rises and often so does frustration.
It’s important to strike a healthy balance between acknowledging desire and preparing for the future. Practical choices can help manage this tension.
I never bought a wedding magazine until I was engaged. It may sound strange, but it was one way I could keep from a fantasy-driven preoccupation with the concept of romance and weddings. This type of discipline in a few practical ways can really lower the heat and bring needed rest while we actively wait.
Waiting doesn’t have to be agonizing, with a few practical choices that work for you, you can dream of your future yet delight in your present, which really is a present!
Have a wonderful week, enjoying your gifts….