Learning To Slow Down
These past few months have been life changing for me. I've been forced to slow down, to take time for myself, to spend time with family and to take a look at what's most important in life to me. And let me tell you, it hasn't been easy. To slow down? I don't even think that is even in my vocabulary! But here I have been, blogging less, resting more, learning to work more efficiently and trying to stress less.
Normally, this would drive me crazy! I can list off a million and half things that I need to be doing any moment of any day. Recently I heard the statement that in order to succeed you cannot stop. You must constantly be stoking the fire, pushing forward, working hard. Don't take a break because if you do, you will fail. And before I might have agreed. That the only way for me to succeed, to accomplish all my goals, to reach my dreams, would be to never stop moving, never stop doing, never stop working.
But these last few months have taught me a valuable lesson. That working hard has it's place, but so does slowing down. That perhaps, taking time to enjoy life and those around you, perhaps that is the key to success. That those things fuel us and light us up, allowing us to work hard and push harder.
It's not just about working hard all.the.time. It's about balance. So today I'm going to work. But I'm also going to enjoy sleeping in a little longer, a walk with my dog, a movie with my husband. I'm a work in progress, but lately I've learned to slow down, just a little, and truly enjoy all that this life has to offer.