Spring is Ahead and it’s Time to Bloom.
For the past several months I have been hidden away working away at my 2016 goals - developing new strategies, striving to meet expectations, and measuring achievements.
I thought I would resurface sooner but struggled to maintain my focus, my energy, my “piece de resistance”. Why does it come and go, come and go? So strong and present one moment and fleeting the next.
The winter season, the holidays followed by the new year and goal making, can be exhausting. So much opportunity yet so much pressure.
This weekend we adjusted the clocks for daylight savings. We are springing forward. It’s mid-March already. I am happy for the new season but, wow! Where does the time go?
I have read that time feels like it is racing faster and faster because we neglect to stop and take time to enjoy the moment and enjoy the newness without the noise of the past and worries about the future. Time is a construct of the brain and is all about what we perceive.
I believe this.
Do you remember back to your childhood, being a kid enjoying the endless summers, frolicking about with so little to worry about? Everything was new and an adventure.
I seek to find this feeling again. But how?
This Spring I have decided to break up the routineness of my daily schedule and practice a series of small habits to help change my perception of time. I am taking time to really focus on the now. I am trying to stop multi-tasking and reduce clutter in my environment. And in my mind. I have started to move more, goof off a little and enjoy small opportunities for spontaneous fun.
Somewhere along the way I had slipped and forgot about caring for myself. First. Always.
I will unplug, breathe deep and take time to just be. I am recommitting to daily rituals of Self Care.
Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live.
- Steve Maraboli