Sometimes we just need to stop and take some time for ourselves, right?
Several weeks ago I had a day and a stint of weeks where I was just slammed. I had a run of lovely, but busy weekends, and as a result, had gotten behind on some work. Life piled up and there was a list that just seemed to be getting longer by the second.
That day also happened to be one of those ridiculously beautiful Fall days that we had in the DC area, stunning really. As I drove to a client at one point in my day I realized, while I had so many tasks that needed to get done, I also needed to take a little bit of time to be outside...so, in-between some classes and clients I stopped off at the park, fit a quick walk in and was able to enjoy the beauty of the afternoon for a bit.
As I walked through the park, trying to put work out of my mind for a bit, to calm the anxiety of the list that kept getting longer, and focused on enjoying the stunning colors of the trees around me I was thinking about how easy it would have been to keep working straight on through that day, to ignore the chance for a pause and to fill my afternoon with those tasks that, well, frankly still needed to get done.
Life gets so busy this time of year. It’s hard to justify slowing down at times...but, my friends, it is so important for us to slow down, to take some time for ourselves and for our own well-being even in the midst of the busyness.
My dear friends, as our lives start to get busier this time of year, as the lists start getting longer and the tasks start piling up, may we recognize the need to slow down at times, to take a pause, to breathe a little deeper, and to take some time for ourselves in the midst of the busyness. Maybe we can’t cut anything out of our lives, but perhaps we can still find some time for our own well-being while surrounded by the busyness.
I hope you have a fabulous week my friends, I am so deeply grateful for each and every one of you..
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!