SLOWING DOWN IN A WORLD THAT GLORIFIES BUSY IS AN ACT OF REBELLION
Choosing to purposely say no to the busyness of life can feel like you are being rebellious. The world at large doesn't seem to respect nor understand how valuable, rather necessary slowing down actually is.
How often do you have a conversation with someone you know that the topic of being busy comes up? Really. Stop and consider this. It's almost as if we tell someone life is slow and we are enjoying the pace of life that we are at, they look at us as if we are rebelling against the culture.
I mean, isn't it productive and honorable to be busy? Doesn't it mean that you are important if your schedule is full?
Maybe it's purposefully planning one or two evenings in your schedule to just be at home- without a long to-do list and just enjoying being present.
Or maybe it's scheduling a family fun night or date night once a week to do something fun like have a campfire, meander through a bookstore, make a fun dessert, go for a late night walk, play a game or listen to or play music together.
When we intentionally schedule time to be present with ourselves and those around us, we give ourselves a gift. The gift of reducing our stress, inflammation, increasing our mood and creating more connection.
I challenge you to add slowing down into your schedule. Not for the purpose of being rebellious or to simply stay sane but because it's a gift. To yourself and to those you love!
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