Oct 27, 2010

Simplify




So many things happening all at once..and at the same time. Good things. Exciting things. Growing and evolving things. Changing things.

It’s left me feeling breathless and out-of-control and that I am racing constantly just to keep up. With too many balls up in the air..I fear that if I let one drop..I may drop them all.

StopI remind myself. Breathe. Slow-it-all-down. Simplify. Focus on only one of the many..many things on the long list of ‘to do’. The forest will be there. Today look only at that one tree with the singular branch and that one beautiful leaf. See it. Embrace it. This too shall pass. In another week this leaf won’t be. In the week after that all of this busy-ness will be behind me.

Today I am practicing focusing one just one thing. One baby step. One long slow deep breath. One ‘thing’ on my list crossed off…done accomplished.
In that I invite you to join me. To focus only on one of the many things on your listto savor and enjoy the moment without any sort of judgement. Neither good..nor bad..but for what it simply is. To breathe.

13 comments:

Clare B said...

I keep reminding myself of this at the moment too. One thing at a time, write a list, tick the boxes, slow down and soon it'll all be done. Thanks for the reminder.

Krystal said...

This was a beautiful reminder.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Good advice...breathe slow, talk soft, one thing at a time.
Have a lovely day! :)

And Miles To Go... said...

beautiful, well needed advice for me today.

ELK said...

what a stunning photo ..and the words as always an encouragement as I go out into my day..i actually posted a bout a list today as well...love when that happens

Ludid said...

simplifying this wednesday and absolutely enjoying the moment.

Jamie said...

What a brilliant post - advice I really need today.

Rosie said...

A good advice and the perfect photo to match!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

I seriously need to print this out and tape it to my monitor or my mirror or about a dozen places in my house. Beautiful, and so filled with truth.

Carola Bartz said...

A stunning photo! And a good reminder - when I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things to do I write a list and do them one at a time. Checking off the little boxes is satisfying and usually it even leaves time for some hot chocolate!

Lori said...

Thank you for this. I read it and then felt like I haven't been breathing all day. thank you again- I needed this.

Eliza said...

how lovely to find you here :) i am almost back to full internet speed (fundis coming over the weekend to get me back online so i wont be quite so awol from next week i hope).

I wear a neclace that says 'breathe deeply and often' - from a lovely lady called bella wish. it reminds me to slow down, which i need...often. have a great day :)

Crafty Girl said...

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