Linger is my new favourite word of late!! It’s something I’m trying to learn to do better. Funnily enough, I’m finding it takes a bit of practice to not feel guilty about taking time to linger. Anyone else out there not very good at stopping? 🙋🏼♀️
Usually our Saturday mornings at our house don’t offer much time to sit and relax. Normally my husband is taking one child to sport while I’m heading off in the opposite direction taking another child to sport and the littlest man will pick and choose who he goes with but cricket with the boys is the usual winner there. But the outdoor cricket season is over (wahoo - shh, don’t tell the boys I said that 🤫) and the last few Saturday’s I’ve been able to stop and sit. Man it’s been nice!!! It’s been on my mind lately how rushed life is at times! We don’t have many opportunities in a week when we don’t have something on, or we’re getting ready for something we have on. Planning how that works with kids, the logistics that goes on behind the scene so to speak. But sometimes I feel tired of the juggle, the constantly doing something. Anyone else feel like that sometimes?
I’m actually realizing that I could be stressed on a daily basis but because it’s a constant thing I thought it was ‘normal’ and ‘not a problem’. And I don’t think I’m alone in this, I think there’s a lot of us nowadays that are so used to running through life, we think we’re meant to be rushing, and if we’re not rushing we’re not going anywhere in life. I’m beginning to realize though that it’s affecting how I think and feel more than I was giving it credit. And that it can, and does, affect your health and happiness. I’m learning that there’s much to be gained by stopping a while, taking the time to linger, taking in the little things around us that are easily missed when rushing around, looking after yourself.
I’m aware this has turned into quite a long rant, if you’re still reading you need an applause right now, but I hope that this helps someone know that it’s ok to slow down, to take some time to sit and do nothing in particular, take some deep breaths for a change (those short shallow breaths just don’t cut it), and look after yourself x