“Busy is a Decision.” ~ Debbie Millman
Have you ever meet anyone that has said they are not busy when you have asked them how they are? I have not! For most of us being busy is a way of life. I know for myself, I have not let a lot of grass grow under my feet; sometimes good and sometimes bad, I have excelled at keeping myself busy.
This year, my husband retired and we decided to spent 7 weeks in Florida. Don’t get me wrong, I love the ocean, the sunrises and walks on the beach, but I have to say that being away from my normal routine, friends, my clients, our cat and our community, has been a challenge for me.
I believe we learn from every experience and I realized it was my turn to learn about the idea of ” not being busy”. Here is what I would like to pass along to you:
- Straying from the normal routine provides a new perspective. I have found that things look different in new settings and new insights surface readily.
- Having a slower pace helps to re-think the things that have kept us so busy. It provides an opportunity to make things different.
- We are often too preoccupied to appreciate what is right in front of us. Every morning as I watch the sun rise over the ocean I can feel the wonder and awe in nature, and am appreciative for my life.
- The slower pace, the time way, has given me a new guideline and perspective to follow as I go back my normal routines.
If busy is your normal, you might find that doing some of these things right where you are will be helpful. Stray from your normal routine regularly, do something you have never done, spend time doing nothing, decide what you can stop doing and do what is truly necessary.
I would love to hear your stories about this! Email me here.