perfect patio spot and graded papers, I waited for a rain storm to come in and I breathed.
I decided that I need to slow down.
Here are some commitments I made to myself to help me take more moments to breathe.
#SacredThursdays. I've been taking pottery classes at here for about 3 months on Thursday nights and meeting up with some folks after for drinks and laughs. I love that the clay requires me to unplug and be present, physically and mentally. I've come to value the friendships made in the class and really appreciate what I am learning about letting go of control and perfection from the craft and my classmates.
#MondayNightMadness. An old habit in a new town. I know myself too well to commit to walking out the door when the clock strikes 5. However if I commit to one night a week of working late and barreling through tasks, I'm sure to ease my anxiety and guilt from the nights when I'm hanging with friends. Best part about Monday Night Madness? A few of my student friends join in on the fun and set up post to study in my office. Lots of laughter on those 5 min breaks.
#JustOneThing. I will do one thing every day towards my decision to choose to live. Inspired by this post When I am overwhelmed with how long the list is, I have decided to do JUST one thing instead of freezing.
#ExperienceFall. I absolutely love fall and I haven't gotten to enjoy it in the last 8 years in Texas. I do not want to miss it because I am running from one thing to the next or sleeping in on weekends. I'm committing today to NOT miss it, but to LIVE it.
When we get our first snow, I will check in again with an update on how I'm doing with these.
Interact: Do you need to slow down? What will you do this fall to ensure that you take a moment to BE?