Taking A Time Out
February 8, 2019
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Life is crazy! I promised myself that for 2019 that I would slow down some and try and smell the roses more, make my family time a priority (that means not working) and truly appreciate the fruits of my labour.
Part of my (new) routine is to take a quiet moment, with devices off, and reflect. I don't know about you, but quiet time has never been part of my regular routine - ever! Not that I have a tough time sitting still, I don't. It's just that whenever I'm not doing something, the only thing that I can think about is what I HAVE to do. Honestly, I'm jamming into my work the equivalent of more than two people a day. And even with assistants, crew, consultants and staff helping me make this whole machine run, I still have 50 thousand things on my mind that need to get done.
I realize now that enough is never enough for me. There's always more that I want to do, want to make, want to accomplish and I just have to tell myself that I can only do as much as a work day gives me. I'm sure if I had a therapist he/she would have a hay day telling me all the things that I could be doing differently.
Big breath in.....exhale....
I'm giving myself a self-imposed time out. I'm forcing myself to turn everything off and just look out the window with a warm drink in hand. Give my mind, my eyes, my thoughts a minute to do nothing.
I really don't know how to do nothing. I want to learn the behaviour of just being in a moment. You'd think that after living on a Buddhist Temple with monks for a number of years in Tokyo that this is something I would have mastered.
Today was my first day of sitting quietly and reflecting on news I've received, a time I just spent away and dreams I have for myself and my family this year.
And you know what? Nothing felt pretty good......