I find that when I am most busy, when I have a million and one things in my head about what I must get done, I rush.
I rush my meals, my writing, my phone calls, the time spent with my children, the time spent preparing dinner, the time spent…breathing.
And, in rushing, I panic about not goign fast enough, about the time I don’t have and that I need in order to.get.it.all.done.
This week, I’ve been very busy, preparing for a second birthday party. I’ve been baking (and re-baking cupcakes).
I’ve been making and re-making birthday banners.
I’ve been writing guest posts and articles and responding to emails…
…and dealing with a baby with a cold.
…and doing all the other things that come with my normal plate of motherhood and parenting.
And, this time, or this week, I’ve often felt stressed, like I didn’t have enough time so I would go through the motions of my life…fast.
But, in the midst of going super duper fast, I’ve also been slowing down.
Yes, with a million and one things to do, rather than going faster and faster and stressing about what I can’t get done and need to get done, I slow…down.
I take my time. I s breathe. I am mindful of my actions and live within these meoments of craziness as they happen in my life.
So, here I am writing. And, the cake isn’t made, nor has the spaghetti menu been really thought out, but that’s okay. I am writing now. And, while I am doing this, I am in this.
I’m slowing down in all of five minutes.
How do you stay focused and avoid being stressed when life seems to be insanely busy?