It is ok to move at your own pace.
I was inspired to read one of my favorite blog writers Carla Blazak’s recent post where she quoted Liz Lamoreux, reminding us that we can move at our own pace. This is where I am at today as I write from my mountainside home that is blanketed in wintry snow. I have many undone admin tasks to complete for my end of year business goals, but today I am moving at a pace that is almost “retreat-like”. I’m listening to music that inspires me, making pots of soothing tea, stopping anytime I get up from my computer to do some yoga stretches (yes, I’m leaving my mat out all day so it is ready) and trusting that I am being productive (but not in a way that is pressurized).
So for today…what about you?
Can you balance exertion with rest?
Three Possible Ideas
1. Name the top three things left undone this year that are bugging you and just do them.
2. Make a list – while resting, you can jot down a list of things you want to create in the new year — not goals per se, but more like inspired ways of seeing yourself living. Remember, thoughts become things.
3. Prepare to review your joys and accomplishments for the year and set some new goals in the days ahead. But wait! Don’t work on this until at least Dec 31st. I believe we should live every day of the year before planning the next. Be present to these last days of 2013 and see what these last days gift you. Often the most fun part of the trip is the way home. Don’t rush your life and year’s end.
Helene Van Manen/Woman Who Goes Easy On Herself at the Holidays Because She’s Earned It