Reset. Refocus. Refresh.
Today as I journaled, this is what scribbled out ... This is me, today, real, raw & on a journey ...
For those who have followed my blog for a while know that I have been on a journey to reset my “busy” button. I have spent most of my 33 years doing busy. Not being busy, doing busy.
A few years ago I had finally come to a point where I was so tired of the word busy that I knew it was time to do something about it.
Now, since then, I have learnt to slow down, to say no, to stop striving for perfection and I have learnt to no longer let what others think drive me. In short, I am no longer the people-pleasing perfectionist I spent a long time being. I’ve made it, right? Ha!
Along this journey I have realized there are different levels and layers of change and challenge that I will still face.
While I have made many choices that have slowed down my active life, I am still on the journey of de-cluttering my mind. To slow down when I read something, when I am engaging in conversations & when my head is bursting with new dreams and ideas.
This is a tough one for me. If I come up with a new concept or idea, I want to run with it. I am learning to sit, wait, pray, be still and wait again. I am in no way promoting laziness but active stillness. Patience.
We have our whole lives to live and its up to us to decide at what pace we race.
Slow and steady is seemingly just not socially acceptable anymore. It has been replaced it with fast and frantic to appear to be succeeding & achieving.
How often do you stop and press pause? When was the last time you sat down and intentionally focused some time on choosing your priorities? What distracts you from truly living your best life, not just racing through the daily grind, bringing work home, writing one more email, doing one more “good” thing, just to fall in bed utterly exhausted and wake up to press repeat …
Rest is not for the weak, we become weak without it.
Our bodies break down as well as our minds when we resist rest. We have been created to live not just exist.
How do you do still?