Last week we talked about finding pockets of slow even in the busy cycles of life.
Finding pockets of slow amidst busyness…I believe this to be a really important practice for our own well-being. But here’s the thing, while it’s good and healthy to find pockets of slow, sometimes…well sometimes both the hardest and the most important thing we can do for ourselves is step away from places that are adding extra busyness to our lives.
Perhaps we don’t want to step away, perhaps these areas that are increasing busyness in our lives are simultaneously areas that are sparking joy in our lives. Perhaps, as I experienced this past week with my September retreat, it feels embarrassing to step away from a commitment that you’ve already told others you’re going to do. Perhaps you feel there’s no feasible way to step away from that busyness, there’s no choice but to keep plugging through…and it might be true, there might be no choice but to keep plugging through.
But, I wonder how it would feel to really look at our own commitments through the lens of our own well-being and unique needs. I wonder how it would feel to actually sit in and think through those areas where we have no choice but to keep plugging away, and those areas where we might be a bit embarrassed, where it might hurt us a little to walk away, but in the end, we actually can walk away, and that walking away can directly benefit our lives.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!