Episode 176. MVP: 5 ways you procrastinate when feeling overwhelmed with your career and life

July 26, 2023

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Have you ever found yourself trapped in the struggle of procrastination, despite all your good intentions to stay committed to your goals? You, my friend, are not alone. My own journey back to the gym, after months on the back-burner, was a stark reminder of how easy it is to fall into the procrastination trap. But, with determination and a sprinkle of love, we can reframe our mindset and create a balance in our lives.

Now, let’s dive into a concept that’s often overlooked – buffering. It’s our mind’s sneaky way of keeping us in our comfort zone, leading us down the procrastination path. Are you reaching for that extra snack, indulging in online shopping, or spending hours on Netflix? That’s your mind buffering. But guess what? You can train your brain to focus, to choose what’s best for you over fleeting pleasures. This week, let’s consciously identify our false pleasures and create a plan to tackle them head-on. Join us in the faith-led Military Woman Community on Facebook for additional support, and if this episode resonated with you, do share it with another military sister. Help us spread the word and inspire more women to overcome burnout. Let’s stay determined and motivated, together.

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[00:00:00] Wendi: Hey sis, welcome to Beyond the Military Podcast, where faith led military women overcome burnout and create more balance. Just imagine having enough time to focus on your faith family, and have more fun while also serving as a woman leader. In this podcast, you’ll walk away with the tools to help you navigate the busy life of a military woman, organize your mind, overcome overwhelm, create a prioritization playbook, and a balance blueprint for integrating faith, family, and career.

[00:00:28] Wendi: Yeses in that order. Hi, I’m Wendi Wray , woman of God wife, mama of two army veteran and certified life coach, and I’m here to help you create a life of meaning outside of the military, a life of laughter, joy, and intentional free time. If you are ready to overcome burnout and create balance as a faith led military woman, sis, this podcast is for you.

[00:00:50] Wendi: So loosen up your laces and grab your coffee because it’s time to step into freedom and peace.

[00:00:55] Wendi: Hello ladies. And welcome to episode [00:01:00] 176. So today I bring to you another MVP, most valuable podcast episode. For you to tune into. And this episode first stood out to me because it’s one of the top trending episode satis happening this month. Or that’s coming up this month. So it means that many of you have tuned into this one several times.

[00:01:22] Wendi: And so when I looked at the titles, as I’m thinking, you know, how do I close out July and, you know, get everyone ready for the next month, which is going to be here next week. I figure why not go ahead and get everyone listening to them. Not only motivated, but determined to continue to pursue their goals, to continue to.

[00:01:42] Wendi: Be focused on what they truly want and really what they truly desire, especially if it’s personal. Right. Especially if it’s something that they want for themselves. And like for you. What is it that you want for you? And I asked myself the same question. I’m like, what is it that I want for, for me, for Wendy?

[00:01:57] Wendi: And not to say that, um, you [00:02:00] know, this podcast, I don’t do it. You know, to, to support you and, you know, benefits me too. Of course. In a way where I know that I’m providing and I’m serving. You know, the community that I want to serve, but I also really got real with myself and honest and really transparent, which is hard to do some times. I know, especially when you’re talking to yourself in the mirror, I don’t know if anybody else does that. It’s probably just me, but.

[00:02:22] Wendi: Any who, um, Let’s get back to the topic. So, you know, I really asked myself, you know, what is it that I truly want to continue to pursue as my goal, that’s more focused on me. And this really came up for me and I was like, oh my gosh, I can’t believe I was procrastinating on this so much. And it took me a while to get back into it. And that’s, you know, going back to the gym.

[00:02:46] Wendi: And so for me, it’s not necessarily like the whole, you know, get back in the gym and do the workout, but it’s really just showing up as this, as this woman that I am, that I have always known to be. And it’s this woman to [00:03:00] always be committed to. Not only feeling great, but also just being this woman that can physically, um, look and feel amazing. So like me feeling strong in my body, me feeling, um, great. When I’m doing, you know, when, when I know I have to work out to do, instead of dreading it, right? Like I want to be.

[00:03:24] Wendi: And get back to that woman. Of course, you guys know I had a baby nine months ago. I was going to be nine months ago. And actually when this podcast. Comes out. She’ll be nine months already. But what I’m saying here is. For me, it took me a minute to realize that I was procrastinating on something that really meant a lot for me.

[00:03:44] Wendi: And so I was like, wow, this is interesting. This episode is being listened to a lot more this month. And it’s now talking to me, or it’s speaking to me in a way where I’m like, oh my gosh, I was doing this. Like, I literally talked about this. I think it was last [00:04:00] year, early last year. And now I’m.

[00:04:02] Wendi: I physically went through this, right? Like how I was procrastinating when I was feeling overwhelmed with my career in my life, like, hello. I’m talking to myself here as of last year. I mean, I, I’ve always struggled with this and most of us struggle with this. And so I figured. Why not share this again, because one people are listening to it. A lot of you’re tuning into this one again.

[00:04:27] Wendi: And two, because this is the time that a lot of us want to give up. A lot of us want to just say, you know what? We’re going into fall. Like summer’s almost over who cares, right? Like the bathing suit. Season’s about to be over. And so for me, it’s not about the Baileys and bathing suit season or, you know,

[00:04:44] Wendi: I know how thin I could get. That’s not my goal. My goal is just feeling, um, this determination every time I know that I have on my schedule, that I’m going to the gym. And so for me, I literally put it off. I want to say at least two months, like I was supposed to go back. [00:05:00] I started going back in July. I was supposed to go back in may.

[00:05:03] Wendi: And so again, all of may, all of June, I’m like, Nope, I’m just going to do this on my own. And I, you know, I’m, I’m just gonna do it my way, this new way. But I’m like, no, I’m not going to find and figure out another, a different way when the old way works. Right. Like me waking up early in the morning, as I typically do.

[00:05:20] Wendi: But this time actually going to the gym first, getting my physical fitness, going, interacting with other adults and all, by the way, just getting that alone time to focus on me, to focus on my body, to focus on my mental. And just physical wellbeing. I think it’s, for me, the most important thing to start off my day, it could be different for you. You could probably do it in the evening, whatever works for you.

[00:05:45] Wendi: But think about today as you’re listening to this episode, as you tune into the five most, um, typical or common ways that we procrastinate, like. Take a moment to really identify which one is [00:06:00] your go-to. And I’ll be honest right now, like my top one. Go-to would definitely be sugar and flour. Like that’s number one, which obviously would be food, whatever it is for you.

[00:06:10] Wendi: For me, it’s like the sugar. I’m like, oh my gosh, I want some Skittles. Oh, I want something sweet because I don’t want to feel the discomfort of knowing that I’m not going to go after what I truly want. Like I’m not in the gym. Let me just go ahead and eat some donuts or something. Well, not really donuts, but you get the point here.

[00:06:27] Wendi: So, again, just take a moment, really identify, you know, which of these five. Are the ones that are your go-to when, um, In a way that you go to these things to procrastinate. Um, because you really don’t want to feel the overwhelm and that’s for me, that’s exactly what happened for me. I was overwhelmed with so many things.

[00:06:45] Wendi: That are happening in my life. And again, not to say that we don’t have these things right. But I was sucked into these one of these ways, primarily. And then, you know, there are other ones that come along now, you might say, well, Wendy, these five things are not what I go [00:07:00] to. There might be something else. And I want you to identify that. Like, what’s the one thing that’s not serving you. And again, you’ll listen more into like the details on how I go into.

[00:07:09] Wendi: Each and every way that we procrastinate, how we really just fall captive into these things and my hope for you today. Is that one you enjoyed this episode too. You get to not only to find out which one you were, um, which way you’re using to procrastinate, um, which one is your like, outlet, but also to really get motivated for you to continue.

[00:07:31] Wendi: To focus on that goal and for you to find a way to not only, um, To not fall into this way. That is easy for you to get into, right? Like for me has been the sugar and flour. Like what’s easy for me. It may be empty, empty out my pantry, but also it may be just me filling my negative emotion. Right. Like my overwhelm.

[00:07:53] Wendi: My, um, discouragement, whatever that may be for you. So I want to offer you and invite you [00:08:00] to tune into this episode and really take a moment to focus on what you truly desire, and maybe you having procrastinating on it. And this is my way to offer you to take a moment, identify what it is. Give yourself grace. And keep it moving. Allow that negative emotion. Keep focused on your goal because trust me, it gets, it gets a lot better. All right. Enjoy. This episode.

[00:08:22] Wendi: Hello ladies, and welcome to episode 67. And if you’re new here and you stumbled upon this podcast, I want to personally welcome you and thank you for tuning in and by the way, you all happy February.

[00:08:34] Wendi: I hope that you’re just as excited as I am for what’s coming up. Not only in life, but also on this podcast. I am super excited for what we have planned for you all for you to not only learn from the. Guests that we’re going to have for black history month for women international month women’s history month.

[00:08:55] Wendi: I should say, I like to call it more of a woman empowerment month because I [00:09:00] believe in my heart that the more we can empower one another as women, the more, not only, um, powerful, we’re going to be as one, but also. Um, successful because we’re learning from one another, from our struggles forum, our weaknesses, and also our strengths and our, you know, successes that we’ve had.

[00:09:19] Wendi: So I am just beyond excited to have our first guest be here with you on Monday, next week on the seventh. And then we’re going to celebrate. Our one-year anniversary of this podcast. And if you’ve been with me, you know, that we started with a veterans get after your podcast and then turn into beyond the military podcast.

[00:09:39] Wendi: But either way, I want to take the moment to celebrate, um, you know, at least hosting one episode a week. So I’ve been with y’all for at least once a week, since, uh, February 9th, 2021. And then we went into two episodes. Here in the last couple of months in September of [00:10:00] 2021. So I choose to want to take a moment to smell.

[00:10:04] Wendi: You know that I’ve, you know, not only showed up for y’all, but also celebrate you. If you’ve taken some of this information, some of these tools and have used it in your lives and your careers with your families, with people around you, with your soldier. So I’m just, I’m just excited and you know, it’s a brand new month.

[00:10:21] Wendi: I love anything that has to do with the beginning of the month, the beginning of the week, the new day. Um, again, this is why I love to kind of wake up early and just spend time alone. And not only with God through prayer, but also through my own mind, being able to just sit there with the things that I know I have to get done, but at the same time, knowing that there’s peace, knowing that there’s, um, some sort of.

[00:10:48] Wendi: Tranquility that is optional for me. Right? Like I think that, that that’s something that we need to work on more as, as women, because we’re often bombarded with all the things that we have to do from the minute we wake up. I mean, [00:11:00] I’ll be honest. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and I immediately go to, oh my gosh, it’s Tuesday.

[00:11:06] Wendi: And you know, I have to do X, Y, Z, you know, depending on what day it is that morning. But again, you know, being able to take that moment. And just celebrate yourself and encourage yourself and, you know, have that time to really get your thoughts together and kind of gain more clarity on what really is a priority.

[00:11:27] Wendi: Right. Which, you know, it’s something that we’re going to talk about. Something that we are going to really, um, hit on because I was kind of going back and forth on the topic for this. And the title that you’ll see here most likely is a five racy procrastinate when feeling overwhelmed with your career and your life.

[00:11:46] Wendi: And one of the things I wanted to say was okay, What are five go that we typically go to as not only women, but also women in the military, um, women that are in leadership positions with, you know, kids with husbands, [00:12:00] you know, that want to also be involved. Right? I know some of you may have businesses.

[00:12:04] Wendi: Some of you may be. Um, you know, leaders in the church may be serving in the community, maybe with the school, maybe just, you know, as a volunteer. So there are always different things that come up and we sometimes forget that. Hey, we still take a moment to procrastinate unintentionally, right? Like unconsciously and it’s.

[00:12:24] Wendi: Okay. And that’s why I want to not only highlight these to you, not to, you know, judge you or for you to feel, um, you know, condemned on, you know, I shouldn’t be doing this and you know, why would I fall into this trap? You know, I’m close to, you know, I’m a Christian woman. I’m close to God. And you know, I should know better.

[00:12:43] Wendi: Like this is not the whole point of this episode. I just wanted to share this with you all, because this is something that I’ve done. And I continue to do, like, trust me, I’m a human I yes. Have evolved and have grown into how to manage my mind around time and how to have a system going, how to [00:13:00] check things off my list.

[00:13:01] Wendi: Not necessarily manually, but actually through click up. As I mentioned, that’s the time management system that I use, which highly recommended. Right. But I want to offer this because I want you to be more aware of this. I would love for you to take a moment each day and really identify, you know, which one did I use to procrastinate today on the things that I did not truly want to do, because that’s just the reality of it.

[00:13:25] Wendi: Right. Um, and also because we don’t have an agenda, but anyhow, yeah. Kind of slow down a little bit because I tend to do this. I get a little too excited and I just love to share everything that I know thinking that, you know, it’s just something that you possibly already knew before, even though this may be the first time you’re hearing it.

[00:13:44] Wendi: So with that, you know, you may know what the answer to this might be. Right. But I just want to kind of clarify, especially if you’re our, one of our new listeners that yes, we do procrastinate. Yes, we do. Unintentional. Find our [00:14:00] escape and the way that I like to, uh, really, uh, classify this term based on what I learned through the coaching school that I went through through my teacher, my coach, my master coach, Brooke Castillo.

[00:14:13] Wendi: She teaches us that buffering is what we go to when we’re trying to escape the discomfort. We’re trying to escape the reality of our lives, right. When we’re trying to. Use things outside of us to change how we feel emotionally. And, you know, that’s the most simplistic way. I think I can describe that because when we are.

[00:14:38] Wendi: Offering quote, unquote offering. And if, you know, especially if you’re a Mac user apple user, and if you’re not, you know, don’t hate me for it. Love me, just love me please. That’s what I tell my husband and everyone around me to just be loving me for who I am, um, in front of the preferences that I have, which by the way is another great thing that we have on this, you know, [00:15:00] During this time in 2022, we have plenty of options.

[00:15:03] Wendi: Plenty of things that we could choose from. And, you know, being in a Mac or Android users is one of those things or a PC, but any who. Yeah. If you’ve seen the little, like colorful circle on your computer, that it kind of like stops, you kind of like freezes and it buffers. Um, I like to describe that, you know, kind of paint the picture on what I mean by that.

[00:15:26] Wendi: So when we buffer, we kind of put a pause to our quote unquote productivity on what we wanted to get done and the way we do that, we use it by. Our go-tos are false pleasures, right? Like I said earlier, we want to escape the discomfort of not having to do the one thing, especially if it’s not required or someone isn’t there to hold us accountable.

[00:15:52] Wendi: So for example, the reason I said, when you’re feeling overwhelmed in your career and or your life, most of the time, [00:16:00] We have career goals. We have separately life goals, personal goals, you know, we’re going to, um, gay master’s degree now for, you know, career progression or we’re going to go to a certain training school.

[00:16:13] Wendi: We’re going to go to the board. We’re going to, you know, try to get to, um, a hundred jumps, you know, whatever it may be and your military training. Aside from the military and say, you transitioned already. You’re like, okay, I’m going to get the certification. I am going to take this, um, leadership class. I am going to, you know, do this, um, uh, what do you call it?

[00:16:37] Wendi: Speaking, you know, course, whatever it may be. Then you kind of, um, go into your personal life and you’re like, okay, you know, I’m going to, um, my goal is not to run 10 miles because I want to do a half mile, a half marathon. Um, I want to do, you know, um, get better at dancing. I’m going to sign up for some [00:17:00] dance classes.

[00:17:00] Wendi: Right? You have all these goals and then you want to attain them obviously. Right. But then you also have things that you quote unquote. Thank you have to do. Remember if you go back to that episode where I talked about. Um, having versus, you know, wanting to do something and I’ll actually have to give you the episode for that.

[00:17:24] Wendi: I’m going to look for it here. Um, simultaneously I’m really not good at doing things like that. Like multitasking anymore. I don’t know if it’s my age or if it’s just something that I ha I am trying to get away from. And, and maybe now my mind’s like slowly, you know, doing it. I did, I did find it is episode 62.

[00:17:43] Wendi: How do you let your mind think? And that’s where I talk about, you know, do you have to do something or want to do something? And then also in episode 63, I talk about productive and unproductive thinking. Um, kind of again, you know, which one are you using? Do you use that? You want to do something or do you, [00:18:00] or you feel that you have to do something and I remind you that there’s an option that you get to choose anyway.

[00:18:07] Wendi: Going back to, um, you know, identifying, if you know, it’s something that you want to do or you’ve wanted to do, right. Either your career or your personal life. Now, when you think that there’s something that you have to do, right? Like you have. Um, actually go to PT formation. There’s a time and place that you need to be at.

[00:18:26] Wendi: So you’re like, I can’t miss it. Or else I’m going to get counseling. It’s farm upon, you know, the consequences, right. So you know that there’s this accountability set up for you for not for you not to miss it, but when we don’t have that, when we don’t have that, either in our career, in our personal lives, but things that we truly want to do.

[00:18:47] Wendi: When we think about those things, we get overwhelmed. We get overwhelmed because now we’re like stepping out of this hour, stepping out of our discomfort, or I’m sorry, comfort in [00:19:00] going into discomfort. And so now our mind likes to immediately give you warnings of, you know, danger, like, you know, when do you shouldn’t do that, because remember you have to do X, Y, Z, and you don’t want to do too much.

[00:19:14] Wendi: Remember our minds do not like to. Actually, um, our minds like to avoid pain, we like to reduce effort, our mindset to avoid pain, reduce effort, and seek pleasure. Those are the three things that are my loves to do. So if it doesn’t really align with, you know, reducing any effort, um, avoiding pain and seeking pleasure, then our minds like.

[00:19:39] Wendi: Like let’s, you know, let’s keep it safe. Wendy. Let’s, let’s stay, you know, in this motivational triangle of seeking pleasure, avoiding pain and reducing effort. Like let’s just do that. So when there’s things that we want to really get that. And we have a thousand other things to get done at work in our careers and our military [00:20:00] life.

[00:20:00] Wendi: And oh, by the way, we also want to be, you know, the best mom that we can. We want to be more patient. We want to have time for prayer. We want to have time for Bible study and read a book here and there, you know, get other things done. But again, when we have. Other avenues of false pleasure that we can not only avoid or get away from our reality, our discomfort.

[00:20:27] Wendi: We’re going to go to that because our minds are already wired to do that. And we’ve honestly have trained. To go that route. So here are the five top things that, um, not only again, I’ve experienced, but also other service members have experienced. And I’m pretty sure you will agree that these are the top five that come up most, um, most often, because.

[00:20:53] Wendi: It’s just the way, you know, we’ve kind of trained ourselves, um, while we’re in active duty or [00:21:00] even as we transitioned out of the military, you know, that’s, I think the most that. Kind of, you know, um, that, that was my go-to when I was getting out. Um, in the top one here I will say is sugar and flour. In other words, food, right.

[00:21:16] Wendi: We immediately want to escape into anything that involves food, sugar. Um, flower, anything of that sort like we immediately, okay. We need a snack. Let’s kinda like snack on it real quickly. The next thing we do is what I like to call social media buffer. We immediately go to social media for everything just to kind of get away for a small, quick escape.

[00:21:41] Wendi: And we kind of tend to think that it’s just, um, uh, you know, like five minutes, but it, it, it goes into deeper than that. And this is the thing there. Isn’t just one platform that you use. Sometimes, maybe some of you, there may be one, but for the most part, it’s like at least three there’s Facebook, there’s Instagram, there’s Twitter.

[00:21:59] Wendi: There’s [00:22:00] LinkedIn. There’s everything going on right now. And then we have shopping. That’s another top one, four for us military, because I mean, we get paid on the first and the 15th. I mean, there’s always something, an ad mint being thrown at us. So yes, that’s another thing. So it’s sugar and flour. We have social media, we have shopping.

[00:22:25] Wendi: And the other thing here is Netflix. So a lot of you and what I mean, Netflix, I mean, any type of, um, you know, Hulu, um, any streaming service that you use, a lot of us go to that to include YouTube, right? Like Netflix TV, YouTube, who knew all of that is included. And then the fifth one. A lot of us go to alcohol as well.

[00:22:49] Wendi: Like we kind of programmed our minds to just seek alcohol, even if it’s. I mean, I didn’t mean like once a week or, or every night [00:23:00] we tend to, you know, use these five things as a way of it distracting our minds from what we really want. And in a way helps us procrastinate. Right. We go into procrastination because now we’re giving time to these five things.

[00:23:17] Wendi: We’re giving time to these five things. When it’s uncomfortable, when we really don’t want to face what we’re going through or what we want. And. We find a way to just escape our reality. And I know some of, for some of you, it may only be one thing or for some of you and maybe four things or maybe all five and here.

[00:23:39] Wendi: I don’t want you to think that I’m saying here that, okay, you shouldn’t eat sugar and flour. You shouldn’t, you know, watch Netflix, you shouldn’t get on social media. You shouldn’t, um, watch any TV so that you don’t, you know, end up shopping or you shouldn’t drink. That’s not what I’m saying here. What I’m [00:24:00] saying here is that you want to be.

[00:24:03] Wendi: On, when you’re doing these things intentionally, right? Like when are you getting on social media, on purpose? Like the way that you want to be on there for 10 minutes. And that’s it at this specific time, um, when are you going to Netflix? Is it only going to be Friday or is it going to be all night, Friday, all night, Saturday?

[00:24:22] Wendi: Is it going to be the whole weekend? I mean, what is it that you’re doing intentionally? Right. Because I think that that’s where we get in trouble when we aren’t aware of. We procrastinate or how, what is taking us to procrastination. Right. And if you’ve been with me, you know, that the reason we procrastinate is because of a feeling that we’re feeling.

[00:24:41] Wendi: So I believe based on our coaching model that I use for my clients and that I use here on this podcast, based on the circumstances or circumstances, do not create a negative emotion or a positive emotion. Our thoughts about the circumstance create our feeling and our feelings drive our actions and in [00:25:00] our actions.

[00:25:01] Wendi: Try and create our results. So when we are feeling on motivated, when we’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, when we’re worried, we, most of the time we’ll procrastinate. We’re like, okay, we’re not going to do the one thing I have to do because I’m worried right now. I just want to worry nothing wrong with that.

[00:25:22] Wendi: But at the same time being aware, You are not doing anything that you’re procrastinating. The one thing that you wanted to do get done because of a negative emotion. So what I want to offer you today is to pay attention on what ways you are procrastinating, right? Like which one is your go-to? Are you.

[00:25:45] Wendi: Constantly in the pantry. Are you constantly snacking? Are you constantly on social media? Are you constantly shopping? Are you constantly Netflixing or are you constantly drinking? Like which one is it? Right? Like, there is something that you possibly go to, if [00:26:00] you consider yourself a big procrastinator right now, if you know that there’s something that you told her.

[00:26:04] Wendi: So if you’re going to get done by the end of January or, you know, last year or five years ago, You have yet to start something or get started, really ask herself like, which 1:00 AM I using? Which one is my go-to and can I do something about it? And the answer is yes. And that’s another part of this, right?

[00:26:25] Wendi: Like I want you to just be with your negative emotion. That’s what I want to offer you. Be okay to face the music to face the reality, be okay with, you know, what it is going to be a little challenging. It is going to be a little, you know, Hard and possibly even I’m going to take some of my time that I didn’t want to or thought that it would take as long, right.

[00:26:51] Wendi: For, for that, um, a lot of time that you have possibly predicted, but at the end of the day, you will be moving forward. You’ll be making progress to, [00:27:00] towards what you want. Not because you have to do it, but because you want to do it in also. Because there possibly isn’t a timeline, right? You want to give yourself grace on how long you’re going to take to get there, because you know that there are other priorities that you have, but the more aware you become, the more conscious you become on what you’re doing and what you’re not doing and what you’re choosing to do, or focus on the better you’re going to not only get, but the more consistent you’re going to be with training your mind.

[00:27:33] Wendi: To go away from false pleasure, training your mind to seek being instead. And I think that that’s very important when you are questioning, you know, is there something wrong with me? Why do I always procrastinate? Is there something wrong with my brain? And why, you know, is this happening to me? And I want to remind you that there’s nothing wrong with you.

[00:27:51] Wendi: You just have a brain, right. And if you’re like me, like I I’ve said this before, I don’t know if I have ADHD. I haven’t gone to the doctor [00:28:00] and said, Hey, I need you to test me. But I, what I do know is. My brain has worked differently when it comes time to focusing. I know that I’m not the one that is going to focus unless I continually train my mind to focus.

[00:28:15] Wendi: And the one thing that I want to do for example, this podcast, right? It’s something that I make myself do, you know, PR to prepare for. To focus on what I want to not only talk to you all about and share, but also to get it together and do it in less than 30 minutes. So that’s something that I have practiced.

[00:28:33] Wendi: And again, which is something that, you know, has helped me progress is this platform. So. Again, I wanted to share that with you all. I wanted to kind of give you, um, an awareness of where you may be spending your time. You know, what your false pleasure may be your go-to and you know, when you’re feeling overwhelmed, because it’s mainly when we’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, burnt out is that when we go to these, [00:29:00] um, different ways of false pleasure to procrastinate, and again, we don’t do it intentionally, but I want you to become aware.

[00:29:06] Wendi: I want to offer you to really notice that this week really kind of see where your. So that you can continue to get better. All right, ladies, that’s all that I have for you this week. I am so happy that you were here and I pray that this episode resonated with you and that it helps you not only throughout this week, but the next week and the next week and the next.

[00:29:25] Wendi: Hey lady. If this podcast helped you, challenged you or inspired you in some way, please leave me a written review for the show on Apple Podcast and share it with another military sister. Helping you integrate balance, prioritization and growth in your relationship with God is my ultimate calling. I’m so blessed that you are here, and please join us in the faith led military women community on Facebook at

[00:29:51] Wendi: again, it is all right. Talk to you soon. Bye.[00:30:00]