The wind blusters around me. In the past two days our temperatures have plummeted from a balmy 80 degrees to a cool crisp 40.
And while Fall may bring warm fuzzy sweaters, crunchy leaves in brilliant reds and vibrant oranges, it also brings an overbooked and overscheduled life.
I know I’m not the only one last week who raised the white flag and screamed “I surrender!”
But it’s not easy, is it?
It wasn’t for me last week when I proclaimed on Tuesday that I was taking a blog break, which really wasn’t a complete break, since I posted that same Thursday. In my defense it was a simple repost from last summer.
I think there is this fear that if we pack it up for a week, everyone we know will disappear. We might lose out on a once in a lifetime opportunity, or worse yet the creative juices may dry up.
Don’t be scared.
After my week of surrender, I actually feel more connected, grounded and focused. My family was grateful for the break, they were feeling a little neglected and my house thanked me for tidying its corners and mopping its floors. By just letting go of one thing for a moment in time I felt more fulfilled than struggling to do it ALL.
I learned the hard way that when you try to do EVERYTHING you end up accomplishing NOTHING.
So today, on a Monday, I invite you to do as I did last week and TAKE A BREAK, do something that makes you relax, so you can renew.
All it takes is FIVE minutes. You can …
Write a post.
Take a photo.
Write a poem.
Paint a picture.
Relax, renew and CREATE!
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