Friday, November 6, 2009

It's All About Slowing Down

So, here I am with a million things to do, and so little time to do them. Not only that, but more things keep coming - things that seem to be screaming to be on the top of the list. So what do I do? How do I choose happiness over panic? It doesn't even need to be as extreme as panic. How do I maintain a smooth riding motion in my seemingly hectic day?

For myself my answer would be to slow down, and to keep in mind that I'm new at this. I'm still in practice mode. I take comfort in reminding myself that for almost 40 years I have used anger, frustration, sadness, panic, and passive aggressiveness (my personal favorite) as tools to manage the wide variety of situations I've been blessed with. That to me, seems like a very long time! Actually...all my life!!! It helps me to keep in mind that I'm new to choosing happiness. I am believing that it will take time for my thoughts to quicken to happiness as well as to slow down to all of those other emotions I've chosen in the past, and honestly sometimes still choose.

Along my journey I do my best to focus on the moment. If I'm going so fast I take advantage of my first moment after things have settled, and ask myself, "What can I learn from my choices?" Everything that happens is simply an opportunity for growth. Hey, maybe my hectic day is just a growth spurt!

I believe that I am a work in progress. No, that's not true! I believe that I am an amazing work in progress for the future, but in this moment I am a perfectly imperfect me.

Wishing you joy and blessings,


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