I have a really good dad joke for you readers today but before I get to the punch line, I just wanted to take the time to congratulate you for being a super-human.
Hear me out, every one of you reading this right now wear many different hats in life. In a family, you are a son or daughter, mom or dad, brother or sister, a husband or wife. At work, you are a colleague or manager/leader, and have a specific role in your company. In a relationship, you are a boyfriend or girlfriend and within your circle of peers, you are a friend and companion. The level of many hats you wear can be further dissected but you get the picture here.
Many of us juggle multiple hats unknowingly throughout the day, trying to be a good son, a good girlfriend, a hard-working member of a team, a good friend, or a good parent. It can be a lot to juggle, especially when you're trying your best aiming to do good in all areas of the hats that you wear. It's inevitable that we wear these many hats in life, but it's important to be aware of this as well as how to balance them all together.
Through my own repeated failures when wearing many different hats, I can tell you that balancing it all out is easier said than done. I have yet to truly find the ultimate true balance of it (you can say I'm a workaholic) but one thing I am beginning to realize is that you need to be as present as possible for each hat, meaning you cannot wear two hats on one head without wearing them fully, and yet that's what many of us do today... every day.
We're "working" when hanging out with friends or significant others, watching TV while talking to your siblings, or scrolling through your phone when a friend is literally talking right next to you. Actually, that's what I do and I am very much guilty of doing those things. Yet, being aware that it's impossible to wear two hats at the same time is allowing me to take a step back and not be so occupied when I am only supposed to be wearing one hat at a time.
Be focused and be present with who is in front of you. Recognize what hat you should be wearing. There's a time for family, a time for work, a time for leisure, a time for self-care, a time for personal relationships, and a time friendship. When we jumble them all up together it's like wearing multiple hats in real life while walking down the street; we don't do that in real life yet that's exactly what's happening inside our own head. We are constantly juggling all those hats in one go and then wonder why we feel anxious?
Try being present today and give your attention and care to the one hat you are wearing before putting on another. You just may find some peace and balance by not wearing too many hats at once.
Alright, it's time for the joke
When does a hat become a dad hat?
When it becomes apparent
Ha... alright have a great rest of the week everyone!!
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