summer is not proving to be as restful as i had hoped. anyone else? kids sleeping in a bit and sneaking in some time to read, study and have some quiet time in the morning is glorious, but after that it is straight up crazytown. and, it seems our schedule feels that way too. it’s interesting because i’m learning a lot about rest from a spiritual persecutive, but it seems like things are getting busier in the everyday kind of way. i’m really trying to process it all. i suppose i’m trying to come to a conclusion or three or two. yet, i’m learning that conclusions don’t always equal change. so maybe i shouldn’t be entirely focued on them, anyways.
what i am trying to focus on is living in moments. if you follow me on instagram you may have seen my post on living in the moments. i’m tyring to focus my eyes and open my heart to the beauty that is only in this particular time – never to be repeated the same way twice. if we plan to live in our moments than it is not a conclusion or even a decision to do so, it is a practice. when we live outside of the moment, we are just trading today’s strength (needed for today) for tomorrow’s possible problems and eventualities.
i’m practicing. because, probably like many of you, i’m a crazy multi tasker who can’t turn her brain off. i practice. i fail. i practice again. that is why i’m calling it practicing. not even a try.
i’m taking a few weeks off to practice this practice of living in the moments. we have two trips coming up and i want to enjoy them, fully. and, i have 3 pretty big projects in july that require a lot of attention to detail. i’ll pop in and post when i can and i’m certain i’ll have so many things i’ll want to share because usually when i’m not looking for inspiration, that is when i find it – always.
i want to leave you with these links, because wouldn’t you know that as i’ve been mulling on this moment by moment way, there were quite a few posts, jus in the last week, that found me…and i think they are still finding others – like some of you….. i think you’ll enjoy them, find yourself in them, and think yourself through them. if you are trying to juggle it all, multi-task everything, trying hard to focus, carrying a heavy load today and worrying about tomorrow, then these will do you good.
01 / erin’s letter to her daughter on balance and “that kind of moms.”
02 / anne’s wise words on how to focus in an age of distraction.
03 / the everygirl on embracing rest in a culture of busy.
04 / clementine daily’s practical pointers on how to stop multitasking (and why we should).
go forth and rest lovelies. give yourself permission to take a break. to not do it all…and enjoy what it is your are doing…moment by moment.