go site The first week of 2016 is upon us. And unlike all the other years before, this year I’ve resolved to do something that is probably the craziest (yet sanest) things I’ve ever done.
Just the thought seems absurd to me as I’m a list maker and never feel quite right unless I have a pen in hand and am checking things off hour by hour, one by one. Yet, somehow for the first time in a long time, this resolution makes me breathe that much easier.
I, like many of you, am a product of the me and now generation. Achieving, competing, doing, isn’t that what life’s about? And with each passing year the goals seem that much more unattainable, bigger and bolder than the year before. Not just one goal but several – all at the same time.
And then maybe, when I slow down….I’ll host dinners on my back porch again. Make fudge from scratch. Play tennis, take a yoga class, build a container garden. Catch a movie on a Sunday afternoon. Read a book – not a biography or self-help one, but a book that is pure fiction – that teaches me nothing at all.
go here And granted, it would appear that I’ve just compiled a new list – (some habits are hard to break!) – but the difference is this list is one that I can check off or not check off and either way life will be just fine.
It’s a journey that I hope will unclutter my thoughts and recharge my mind.
So circle back soo, and I’ll tell you how it’s going. And if you dare, I challenge you to slow down with me and then imagine all the things you might do… or not do.
“For once we stop rushing through life, we might all be amazed how much more life we have time for.”