It’s the weekend!
“You don’t have to be overwhelmed.”
These words from a long-ago mentor are at the top of my list on how to live the best life. There are many layers to this wisdom. A key element to this advice highlights the need to slow down and think before adding something more to life.
The weekend slow-down provides time to think on what’s ours to do, rather than accepting a life of being over-done, over-stressed, and over-scheduled. It took me a long time to realize that I did not need to live with a lack of energy and time because someone presumed I could do one more thing. I eventually realized someone’s presumption of what I should and should not be doing did not require my immediate agreement.
The thing is . . . I often politely agreed to do one more thing . . . without taking the time to think on it.
I had bosses, co-workers, friends, and a variety of others who took advantage of my “willingness” to do one more thing. It took a significant amount of time to realize I had to take responsibility to say “no” or “I will think about it.” The thing is . . . “no” . . . can be “yes” when it becomes apparent it’s ours to do.
Along the way, I learned my “yes” required me to delete or delegate something on my to-do list. Of course, there are times something at home or work requires an immediate agreement. So. “Yes” is . . . “no” to something else . . . at least for a segment of time.
Think on this: “You don’t have to be overwhelmed.”
Take time. Slow down. Commune with the presence of God. Focus on the words, “I don’t have to be overwhelmed.”
- Slow Down.
- Breathe deeply.
- Pay attention.
- Connect to the presence of God.
- Focus on the words, “I don’t have to be overwhelmed.”
- Light a candle to mark the sacredness of the moment.
- Thank God.
As always, you are invited to take a seat at TableThink‘s virtual table and join the conversation.
It’s the weekend: Enjoy weekend slow-down~Kerrie
*I’ve spent a significant part of life in an alternate “universe” of the slow-down. I ran at a high-pace every single day of the week as, if, it had to be a mandatory element of living. The stress of it all seemed normal to me. It took time for me to realize I had developed my sense of self from doing rather than being.
The thing is . . . living without space for the slow-down opens the door . . . to increased stress, exhaustion, and illness. The slow-down is essential to our well-being and overall health. After spending a significant amount of life with busyness and a packed schedule at the forefront, I’ve learned the weekend slow-down matters and has become a sacred gift in my life.
It’s a continual conversation at TableThink’s table.
Joshua and I often discuss how we’ve struggled in finding space to slow down in the demands of the pastoral life.
We agree it’s a key element in our coaching and teaching. Of course, we need to practice what we coach and teach in order to influence others to do the same.
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