We’re all in such high gear these days, aren’t we? Fitting endless tasks into our jam-packed schedules and busy lives. Even if it’s all “good” stuff, there’s only so much we can do well. There's only so much we can really be present for in a meaningful way.
I made myself a promise for the holiday break, and I’m challenging you to do the same. Just. Slow. Down.
For the past week I’ve taken the time to savour slower days. I’m on a lighter schedule, and I’ve really felt the difference. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the people I love; lingering over lazy mornings, casual family meals and lots of memorable moments. I’ve taken the time to really drink in the feelings, the fragrances and the flavours all around me. What does all this reflection have to do with eating well you say? I’ve noticed that all food seems to taste better when I’m relaxed.
I had a huge “to do” list for the break. I'm coming to terms with the fact that many of those items likely won’t get done. It’s ok. I’m happy with what I have accomplished. I’m feeling so much better for having taken the time to shift into lower gear.
I’m determined to hang on to this relaxed pace for the second week of the break. I want to luxuriate in this feeling for the New Year. It's approaching with all its bright and shiny frenzy.
Will I do it? I promise I’ll let you know.