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Wellbeing Wednesday – Adopt the Pace of Nature

After a very busy week for my Etsy store that’s left me feeling rushed, today I wanted to share a quotation inspiring patience. Unsurprisingly, I was drawn to a quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson (for a little more on him and his fellow transcendentalists, please see this post from two weeks ago and the post from the week before that.)

All too often we rush from worry to worry. We try to “multitask,” even though research shows there is no such thing. We try to cram so much into our days there’s no time left for sleep or simple enjoyment. It’s okay to say no to activities that are draining you instead of leaving you full. It’s okay to cut back or to make extra time for yourself. It’s okay to be patient with yourself and, as Emerson wrote, adopt the pace of nature. 🙂

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  • Tasha's mom April 12, 2017, 04:21

    interesting you should post on this….yesterday I wrote on my calendar that April 29 will be my DAY OFF. I actually am “free” – that is, not on call, for the next three weekends – but have scheduled Sat 29th as an unscheduled day, just for reading and sewing/knitting. All relaxation, no chores. So looking forward to it.

  • Nicole April 13, 2017, 12:04

    THIS was my reminder to slow down today !

    I’m alwaysssss telling me that they need to slow down & sometimes I forget about myself because I’m wrapped up in so many other things and ALWAYS trying to multitask and not really getting much done… ugh

    • Natashalh April 13, 2017, 12:30

      It’s an easy trap to fall into! Reminding myself to take it easy and not stress about everything is a nearly constant challenge for me.

  • Julie April 19, 2017, 23:44

    Yeessss! I used to pack my schedule to the brim. Now that I’m older, I do say no to things and take the time to be by myself and do the things I want. 🙂

    • Natashalh April 20, 2017, 09:58

      I’m currently trying to pare down even more! Things have felt really overwhelming this week and I don’t like feeling stressed out.

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