Will you slow down now? I have watched folk around me rush about their daily lives. Needing to do so many jobs in a day. Need to be here, pick up this, drop into town, meet someone, make several phone calls. All of it!
Over 2 years ago, my life stopped point blank and I just slowed down, I stopped because suddenly nothing mattered apart from my health and my family. Suddenly every job, task, chore fell to insignificance. Nothing needed to be done. Yes the kids had to be taken to school and back and we needed to be fed but life became simpler over night.
No tough decisions to make, no rushing, no pressure on housework or doing the dishes. Did it all really matter if things didn’t get done on time?
Now in such uncertain times, everyone will come to the realisation of what is actually important, what needs to be done. I think life will change for the masses and for most there will be a change for life.
Take away the going out, the bars, the cafes, the lunches, the entertainment, the shopping…… to be frank…. the irrelevant stuff!!
What do you have around you and what do you need in life….. its simple, just take a step back…. like I did 2 years ago.
All you need is your family and your friends. Quality time with each other! The company, the chats, the friendships! Do you need to go to a swanky restaurant or can you enjoy the time in each others houses? Sit in the garden, have that cuppa at the neighbours house!
I am the queen and master of filling in time at home, so if anyone is feeling nervous or needs some tips….. I’m your woman!!!
I have spent a few months at home already and quite content just resting, sleeping, doing facemasks, having hot baths, cleaning out drawers….. all those tasks you never had time to do!
But with all this time on our hands now, take time to just sit and look out into the garden, breathe, be present, close your eyes and clear the mind. Refocus, meditate……. all these things I have mastered over the last two years to get me through some testing times.
Now suddenly, I don’t feel as alone in my struggles. Right or wrong in my thinking, so many more, all of us living in fear, anxious times, uncertainty, life on hold, holidays cancelled, can’t leave the house….. different circumstances but same thing really. All those bags, clothes and shoes, how much does all that mean now there is nowhere to go?
Create some places of calm at home, some happy spots! Do the same for the kids…… print out those photos….. the ones that make you smile!