“life is too fast to walk”
…so said the sign outside my local gym yesterday. If I had my way I would change the words to read: “life is too fast, let’s slow it down a bit, hey?” – for my benefit as well as everyone else’s.
It would be pretty easy for me to run right now and I must admit, it’s my immediate reaction – to race around headless-chook style in order to get things done. The result? Not much gets done and I end up exhausted and frustrated. I’m well aware that in busy periods such as this I need to be disciplined and methodical – sit down, exhale, write a list, take it one step at a time, drink plenty of water, eat lots of good foods that include healthy fats (it really does make a difference). I also start the day with the intention of focusing on one thing at a time because I know that multi-tasking doesn’t really work in these circumstances. I make good choices, too – I listen to classical music in the car, I rub a little lavender oil (in an almond oil carrier) around my jaw at night to make sure I don’t hold tension in my face when I sleep, I walk as much as I can (preferably on the sand), I let the house get messy and I drink chamomile tea in the evening.
Because I am currently challenged by numerous deadlines, solo-parenting and the general busyness of running a household, I’d love it if you shared how you choose to slow down amidst the madness. What do you do to ensure things get ticked off the list? (I’m expecting some revelations from the Type A personalities out there!).