go slow…..


Ok- who stole June, July, August, September and October for that matter. Any clues?

Me neither, I cannot believe we are in December. It’s like chunks of time just disappeared this year. I had to laugh, last Saturday I had a young shop assistant explain to me that her Mum always said time gets faster and how that she’s 23 she can’t believe how fast it flies. I laugh because I used to think the same thing and now that I’m in the ‘Decade No. 4’ I think ….umm that was super slow in comparison. 

For those who’ve I’ve chatted with before, you’ll know I’ve mentioned the busy haze. We’ve all experienced it. And all to often it starts to suck the enjoyment out of life, as we find ourselves on a merry-go-round.

So, as I move into 2018, I’m trying to be more intentional about being in the moment. Slowing to enjoy and setting myself up for success in actually loving each day to the full. 

So, with that in mind I decided to start to read a chapter of a book each day- not more. Just one. (I’m already behind, just as well I’m only in practice mode 😉) and to allow it to sink in. Not rush to the next point or adventure, but sit and carefully read each word, mull and enjoy. 

In the few days I’ve managed to pull it off, I’ve noticed how relaxed I feel and that I feel I accomplished something. I’m not sure, but I recon the heart rate drops, the brain slows down and the joy factor increases. 
There’s so much to achieve in life, but why do it all at 1000miles a hour and not enjoy the process. So there’s more to add to the to-do list for loving life, but I’m trying to create time so I can remember it without needing a Facebook memory to remind me.
 After all, we where created with an amazing brain that has far greater potential for joy, connection, memory recall and enjoyment than any social media platform will ever will be able to provide. 

Until next time, happy Pondering 

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