Intentionally Doing Less has been my practice for the past two years. While I can't say that I've achieved this as often as I'd like, it is regularly in my consciousness, which is the first step to making something a reality. I still endeavor to have time to just sit and look out the window even if I discover that I don't really want to do that with my time.
I remember as a teenager watching a friend's mom rush around with her busy schedule, talking about friends she was seeing and various events she had to attend along with a million other things she was doing. To my teenaged mind, this looked like a worthy aspiration. She was admired, important, in-demand, and loved. I promptly decided that's what I wanted to be when I grew up; I just didn't realize it was called BUSY.
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about The Busy Trap and why, and how, we have become addicted to being busy. Upon contemplation, it seems like there are a handful of very good reasons. Do any of these ring true for you? They sure do for me!
So with all this in mind, my desire for this year is to feel more relaxed. I'm letting go of grandiosity in preference of progress, which is why I say "more relaxed" rather than "relaxed." Here are some ways I intend to do this:
Do you desire more relaxation in your life? If so, what are your ideas and intentions to create that? I'd love to learn your tips!
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