The Power of Pause!
It's officially summer in North America and the kids are home for summer break! That means my routine has run out the door again!!
This time I had armed myself with a pep talk to pause and reflect why I quit a full time job, before getting frustrated on my disrupted routine, again.
Though, it feels like I have to remind myself every day and every moment. It's quite a struggle since we are living in an age where a normal non-goal life is considered unsuccessful!
Here is an interesting read on being happy with leading a mediocre life, so relatable in this age and time of social media.
A few weeks back, as we were driving through the gorgeous and dramatic landscape of countryside California, I felt a little peace in my soul. It made me reflect on how everyone needs to slow down, pause and break from routines to reflect on why we pursue those goals so fervently.
Here is an article on how slowing down can help you stay ahead, the tortoise per se!
If we think about it, we do have to pause our lives at bedtime everyday, on weekends every week, and during the holidays every year.
Followers of Islam recently celebrated the end of the Ramadan/Ramzan fasting, pausing their usual routines for an entire lunar month. Worship/meditation/prayers are all beautiful tools for pausing. Read on how do the world's 5 major religions worship.
Have you ever thought of how we have every minute of our day dedicated to a task but when the assigned time rolls around, especially during the later part of the day, we don't have enough energy and motivation leaving us frustrated.
Have you thought about managing your energy and not your time?
So I have given myself the permission to slow down on my pursuit of my goals and savor this time with my precious family, while the kids still want to talk to me :)
Wishing you all small and slow moments to savor no matter what season or reason!
Recently, my interview was published in an online magazine. If you missed it, here is the link.
For those who live close to me, I have free ongoing monthly support group meetups called "Healthy Transitions for Women" currently in progress at the following 2 locations and time:
1. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11.30 AM
2. Roswell East Library on 3rd Wednesdays from 10.30 AM to 12 PM.
It's a very casual and non-formal discussion with a group of ladies supporting each other and themselves as we navigate through the winding pathways of life. Reply back if you would like more details.
This is one of the shots I took of the gorgeous California landscape.