New for all time, new for this day, or new in this moment.
Starting something new takes energy.
Usually starting with an emotion or curiosity, moving into an end-result vision, planning, and finally execution. Rushing any one of these steps can mean a cumbersome and frustrating experience.
Whether you are trying a new recipe, buying a new soap for your child’s bath time routine, or considering a career shift, remember that slowing down can actually save you time.
For me, after becoming a parent, I was shocked at how much life sped up. Time started passing at neck breaking speed and I struggled to get everything done on my to-do list. Routine, routine, routine. Routine meant efficiency. Over time it also meant joy killer!
Take Time to slow down. When I started developing the skill to do this, I realized that I made fewer mistakes…saving me time. And I found that my routine actually lacked efficiency, mainly because I threw it together on the fly when my kids were brand new. I also found that my to-do list was full of stuff I really did NOT need to do.
Slowing down gave me time to try new things big and small. It also gave me space to really think through my future. I love being a mom, AND I love being ME. I found that I have a lot to offer the world beyond parenting.