Do you ever get the feeling that you are deeply involved with the hectic tasks of keeping yourself and your family on track? It’s like you’re racing toward your goals and striving to keep up with the pace of life’s ever evolving responsibilities.
We often take on a lot of responsibilities from our own ambitions, goals, and desires. Also, we take on responsibilities in our work, businesses, family and community.
When you want to achieve a new goal or obtain a different situation, it requires you to do something that you’ve never done before. Yet, along the race to the top, you might just need a pit stop with help from a pit crew.
I know how it feels to have that momentum. You’re gaining traction and you just don’t want to stop “and take time off.” Even if you know deep down inside that you need a break.
But, what about the thought of a pit stop and help from a pit crew? I started to imagine the NASCAR races and how ambitious the drivers are. I started to contemplate on how they make a pit stop for help from a pit crew - no matter what.
The cars are powerful, the fuel is premium and the drivers are professional. Yet, given the demands of the race on the car, pit stops are absolutely necessary.
I am a huge advocate of self-care, yet, the driver himself cannot keep his head in the game and work on his car at the same time. That’s why he employs a pit crew to expertly and efficiently service the car. Get this – while he’s still in the race!
Can you reflect right now on how you’re feeling? How full is your love tank? Are you experiencing any aches, pains or fatigue? If you’re in full swing, racing towards your goals, you may think “I don’t have time to address x, y or z.”
But, if you don’t at least take a quick pit stop to address any nagging issues at your mental, physical or emotional health, you’ll run out of fuel or breakdown before you win the race.
Your pit crew might be a trusted family member or friend that can take the children for a few hours so that you can get some alone time. It might be a friend that can help you wash your hair so that you don’t have to do it. It might be a physical therapist, massage therapist or chiropractor that can help you physically feel better.
I absolutely encourage you to race for the top. You don’t have to take a week long cruise to get recharged. Strategic, mindful pit stops with a loving pit crew will help you win your race.