I Stink at Taking It Slow

There’s not a lot of relaxing going on around here these days, I’ll admit.

Between packing and cleaning, sport seasons winding down, swim team starting, and end of the school year activities, we are, as usual, pretty busy.

I am not the kind of person who is great at having nothing to do; I tend to feel uncomfortable with too much down time.  But I also spin myself up looking at a calendar chock full of commitments and get stressed about having SO MUCH going on. 

While I have to very consciously force myself to sit and relax when we don’t have anything going on, I also have to make myself calm down and just embrace the chaos when we are super busy. 

I’m a pain in the ass, to be honest.

I know this, and I’m working on it.  Lately I’m trying to put the most positive spin on our busy lives that I can — I actually don’t hate having lots to do, so I should stop saying we’re busy like it’s a curse. 

And I’m working hard to embrace the few moments of down time we DO have here and there.  It’s a lot easier to relax when those moments look like this:

hammock view I will probably never be a laid-back person who can just sit and watch the world go by without feeling the pull to get something done.  I’m okay with that.  I can gladly embrace the chaos.

And in those few rare moments of real relaxation, I’m breathing deep and reveling in my messy, crazy, fun life.  

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One thought on “I Stink at Taking It Slow

  1. Jane

    Well at least your life won’t be like this for long…once you are in England you can go back to your planning; picking house, settling in, travelling et…you’ll be in heaven!!

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