This spring, I tried to slow down. I got into my new house and got it mostly settled. I’ve been trying to let the natural rhythms of life slow me down. So I enjoyed this spring and taking a few things I’ve learned and letting it carry me into the summer and fall.
1 Enjoy being outside while you can. Summer is here, and it’s always hotter than I think. Sit out on the porch and enjoy the breeze. Not to mention, you never know when you would have missed a double rainbow if you had been inside watching tv.
2 Take a break from working. 2020 was a challenging year, but I was still living like it was 2020. Taking my first days off helped me realize how much I need space to breathe and just be. It helps me to feel human and to take a deep breath. Never leave your vacation days unused – even if you stay home and sleep in.
Flowers from my garden
4 Plant some flowers. I recently moved to a new house and actually have room for a small garden. I planted flowers and while digging in the dirt is its own form of therapy, also getting sunshine is a bonus. I spent too much time indoors in 2020, so getting out and getting sun and fresh air has helped renew my sense of self.
Are there lessons that you have learned through a season or through the years that you would like to share? I would love to hear them.