Slowing down and resetting yourself (thanks to coronavirus and social distancing)
May 7, 2020
the world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself 😌
I took a break from city-girl life (if you call Jacksonville a “city”, I’ve heard most people refer to it as a “slow city” which is honestly right up my alley as a small town country girl) and got back to nature.
I didn’t realize just how much I love/miss being surrounded by trees and birds and grass and wide open spaces (and Sammie and Remi love it too!). It grounds me in a way that city life can’t. City life feels like I have to be on a constant grind of hustlin and bustlin and then I push myself way past my mental capacity limits because of it.
What I’m reminded of is…
Slowing down is essential.
In the past few days, I started my morning routine with meditations again. If you’ve ever tried meditating, you know how challenging it is to sit down for 15 minutes and try to NOT think of anything (there’s a purpose for it, I swear 😜).
Even harder when you’re a doer who feels like being busy is how you make progress. But slowing down is actually just as important to making progress. Sounds counter productive right? Except, how well is constantly being busy working out for you when you push yourself to the brink of burnout and breakdown? (Been there too, my friend & still routinely learn that lesson)
I could obvi write about this forever and ever so I won’t do that to you just yet 😂
I just wanted to encourage you to enjoy the freedom that comes from a slower pace and embrace the opportunity to reset and rediscover yourself (if it feels right for you).
I’m sharing my morning routine that embodies the mantra, “Today is a good day for a good day” in my next post. Hoping it blesses you as much as it’s blessed me!
What has slowing down taught you so far? Or, what DON’T you like about slowing down? Let me know in the comments below!