My mind has been going. It’s running at a pace that’s fast and focused, but also one that’s hard to slow down.
Maybe it’s the time of year, or transitions happening at home and at work. There seems to be this never ending list that just keeps growing, and as I check one thing off, another is added to the queue. Being busy is good, it’s taught me how to prioritize and use time efficiently, but as things pile up and I’m left to organize the fray, there’s a part of me that gets lost. I zero in on the task at hand, and if it doesn’t get done, I’m afraid of the potential consequence. Is the world going to end?
Life is like a rolling set of waves, and while some are strong and fast, others are more gentle. You might not expect the force of the fast paced tide, but we learn to tread and keep afloat. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, especially around the holidays, we have to remember that it’s okay to check out from all the chaos, and to push the to-do list aside. Our bodies and minds need to rest in order to perform at their full potential, so do them a favor and take the time for yourself to just completely relax.
To start, I’ve actually stopped. I’ve stopped worrying. Keeping a head space that’s tuned in to the present moment rather than fretting about what’s to come is the fastest way to a reset. The weekends are the best time for me to do this. I have two days, two whole days, do to whatever I please. Sometimes it feels like those days come and go in the blink of an eye, but it is possible to slow them down. If we slow down, everything else will follow.
It’s as simple as ignoring all notifications on your phone. Go ahead and even turn off the vibrate function. Or maybe it’s listening to those songs that bring along feel-good vibes. When I start to get overwhelmed with thoughts of work, I put on one of my favorite songs, and I switch my focus to the lyrics and the beat, allowing it to take my mind elsewhere.
Go on an adventure… sleep away the day… lay in the grass and watch the clouds pass over. Whatever it may be, do something to rest and reset this weekend. Make the time to treat yourself, because you deserve it.
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