Thursday, 16 January 2014

The New Year Project: Simply Being.

I wrote a very brief post in September last year, where I asked a few questions about letting yourself be. As adults, we always seem to be rushing around, we're constantly on the go, perpetually doing something. For most of us, even if we decide to go to the park or the beach to relax, we'll take a book or our phones with us so we won't get bored.

I think it's good to disconnect from everything once in a while, to slow down and push everything out of our minds. Sure, it's not going to make the endless amount of things we have to do disappear, or make our problems go away, but it could be beneficial to not focus on them, even for just a few minutes. At the least, it could give you a few moments of peace.

Below are the questions in my post from last year. I hope you might find them useful:

When was the last time you slowed down and stood still?

When was the last time you put aside your jumbled thoughts, your troubling worries, your endless list of things to do?

When was the last time you soaked up a moment and let yourself be completely in it?

When was the last time you simply took in the beauty around you, even in the smallest of things?

When was the last time you let yourself simply be?

take care,

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  1. I absolutely agree with turning it all off every so often so you can be in the moment and enjoy what's right in front of your face instead of worry about what's to be done tomorrow. It probably wouldn't be a terrible idea to literally schedule some time into each day (maybe in the afternoon with family) to do that so you don't forget to unwind and be.

  2. great blog !!! great challenge !! Love it :) xx

  3. This is such an important thing to work for!

  4. Thanks Tiffany. I agree, it's a good idea to schedule it in as we do tend to forget, what with our never ending to-do list.