There is a new energy, a new feeling coming into my life. My life is changing and it is fun - nothing about my circumstances has changed only my perspective has changed. This is a beginning.
I'm joining in The/now page movement, created by Derek Sivers. The idea is to include a page on your blog or website that summarizes your priorities and helps you to stay focused.
What I'm doing now . . .
I'm in Virginia, staying focused on things that matter most. I'm spending my time on these things –
. . . being a partner to my sweet husband and a mother to my two grown sons
. . . helping to care for and support my mother who has dementia
. . . staying fit by walking, cycling, hiking, practicing yoga and taking group classes
. . . reading, praying and meditating - often with a cup of tea
. . . preparing and enjoying healthful food, cooking at home, mostly
. . . exploring, wandering, discovering – artful adventures to museums and cities, movies, visiting historical sites and rural America
. . . spending time with friends, either in person or through correspondence – cards and letters
. . . getting a good night's sleep – curfew 11pm
. . . making pictures and other creative endeavors like quilting or writing
. . . enjoying a slower pace and a simpler life
Along this same notion, that declaring our values and setting our priorities is good, come some wise words from Holly Wren Spaulding that resonate with me.
Despite my energetic and enthusiastic nature, I’ve chosen to actively resist the glorification of busy. More is not more. At least not in my case. More too often means that I feel anxious or fragmented. My focus suffers. My attention wavers . . .
Busyness keeps the radio on, the tv, and the phone, which pings insistently until we become habituated to reading each text as it arrives, regardless of what else we may be doing: conversing with a friend, preparing carrot soup, tending our newborn, driving, running, walking, listening to the wind, sleeping.
I'm letting go and trusting in the process of life. I'm learning to set
limits on how much I will do or tolerate and to say "no" when
This is what I am doing now. I'd love to hear what you are doing now.