Saturday, 13 December 2014


#150

There is more to life than increasing it's speed...

Are you someone that just can't keep still? Someone that is always running, always having something to do, filling their days with 'busy'ness. Just because you are occupied all the time, your days and nights filled with chores, responsibilities and obligations, does not in any way make you successful or fulfilled. It makes you stressed and exhausted. You are missing everything.

Someone that is running all the time is usually avoiding something. They are running away from whatever the monster is that they cannot face. You can't run away from your problems, they will follow you and manifest into something else, like illness. 

You need to slow down and accept life as it is, not as you want it to be. You can't control everything, it's not good for you. You need some quiet time for yourself to assess your situation. Figure out what it is that doesn't allow you to slow down and give some time to yourself.  

Women that have had children, a job, a household etc. find it especially difficult to take time for themselves. They have always been so much in demand that it feels awkward and uncomfortable, bordering on selfish, to dedicate time to  themselves. Of course, it feels wonderful when you kick the guilt to the curb and honour YOU. You really DO NOT have to do EVERYTHING, the world will continue to spin on it's axis if you eliminate or delegate some things from that long list. 

Make yourself a priority, slow down, enjoy this life you have been blessed with. Let yourself know that you are important enough to spend time with. Most people do not really want gifts and 'stuff', they want TIME, this included you. Take a mini vacation, read a good book, go have a latte, walk in the woods, have a luxurious bath, just give yourself over to happiness. Pay attention to how you feel in your body when you are doing something that you want to do. Capture that feeling and enjoy it often. You are important.