I hit the ground running. There was so much to get done and I’m still behind. I did the best I could, which means I had to readjust from vacation mode to New York City-paced backlog catch-up. Within a few days the vacation glow is flickering.
Sometimes getting away is the space needed to reevaluate what works and what doesn’t. There’s no way I can keep up my current pace. What goes? Time will tell.
The idea of living simply makes perfect sense. I can be still when meditating. The quiet time before my coffee is delightfully simple. The rest of the day is a maze of work, calls, paperwork, walks, family time, dog time, emails, and if I have the energy and a rare opening, a good tv program.
It took me until today, while walking Lucy, to appreciate the cool air on the East River Promenade, without my phone, without a podcast, without distraction. Just Lucy and I strolling along. When I was away, I was able to go for swims. I love the tranquility of an empty lap pool. Though I have yet to find a quiet pool in the city, my walk with Lucy brought calm to my otherwise hectic days.
- Find a new book, tv program, a movie, or something you can enjoy at the end of busy days.
- Try to go for a quiet walk without a phone or other interferences. Notice what it’s like to move peacefully.
- Play the make-believe drums with spatulas and pots. Get out all your frustration by tapping into your inner child pretending to be a rock star.