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Slowing Down

I’ve been pretty quiet over the last few weeks, both online and offline. No reason in particular but I don’t have a sense of urgency to do stuff.

I’m the type of person that always has something on the go and do multiple things at once to keep myself stimulated. When I get a work email I feel the need to respond right away as if everything is an emergency. If I don’t have plans for the week I start reaching out to people and find ways to fill my calendar.

But whether it’s the holidays, the weather, or my mindset, I’ve really slowed my life down.

I’ve been sleeping in a bit later and take my time having my morning tea and breakfast. I sit down, look out the window, see what my neighbours are up to. Water and tend to my houseplants. Brush my teeth and do some eyebrow maintenance.

Too often I start my day, even before I get out of bed, by checking work emails. It stresses me out too much. I now sit down in front of my laptop and check my work emails when I’m in the right headspace. I’ll respond to anything that requires little brainpower first and tackle the harder stuff once I’ve had a chance to warm up. I have a good idea of how long it takes me to do certain tasks so I pace my day accordingly. And even with my casual approach to work, I still get as much done as before.

I’ve been hanging out at home a lot. Not doing much to be honest…reading books, organizing stuff, yoga, napping, scrolling through Instagram. Not doing a whole lot but I like it. No pressure to do anything or be anywhere, just spending my time doing whatever I’m drawn to do at that moment. Plus I get to do it all in sweatpants.

I’ve been absent from this blog. I’m aware because I have five drafts going and none of them are finished. I haven’t been in a writing mood and can’t force myself into doing something that doesn’t feel natural to me. This post, however, took me 10 minutes to write because I guess it takes very little energy to write about doing nothing.

We put way too much pressure on ourselves to be productive. Let’s stop that. Let’s make it okay to do absolutely nothing for hours and not feel guilty about it. Being lazy is good for the soul.

Happy New Year. See you guys in 2018 x.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Chelsea December 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    It’s the season to take a break; enjoy the down time!

  • Reply Justine December 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    This resonates with me so hard. I’ve been oddly content to hibernate this month, which is such a diversion from my usual production-obsessed life. Thanks Christine!

    • Reply Christine January 3, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      You’re right, it is a form of hibernation. Let me know if things change for you come spring 😊

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