I cannot believe that several months have passed since my last post. This has been an exciting and eventful time in my life. The short version of the story is that I moved and soon thereafter started a new job. These are major life events, and they took time and focus. Despite my best intentions, I once again had to face the fact that I could not do it all, at least not all at the same time.
For those of you wondering if I live what I write. The answer is yes. At least I try to do so. Like everyone else I sometimes have to be reminded about some of life’s lessons. During my recent transitions I re-read some of my posts, and one in particular struck a chord with me. A Time To Be Still reminded me of the the value of pushing the pause button and taking a break.
In today’s always connected, get it done yesterday world, it can be difficult to step away from something for awhile, or to stop doing it altogether. But sometimes disconnecting can make the difference between staying sane, or living on the verge of chaos.
Cutting back on some of my activities and living in the moment helped me to order my world. I now realize that doing more does not necessarily translate into accomplishing more. Some activity is wasted effort and energy. Sometimes it is more about being efficient and taking time to recognize and appreciate where we are and what we can do at a particular moment in time than about trying to check off one more thing from our “to do” list.
Are you busy doing from the time that you wake up in the morning to the time that you go to bed at night? Could taking a break from something improve the quality of your life? Sometimes doing less and focusing on fewer things is the key to getting more done and doing it well.
“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.” – Nido Qubein
See. Live. Enjoy.