This week, I’m joining Jeff Goins for his Slow Down Challenge. If you want to participate, sign up for the free Slow Down Challenge email list. Also, you might consider grabbing a copy of his book, The In-Between. Jeff is such an inspiration to me as a writer and I highly recommend reading all of his books, if you have a chance!
We live in a frantic, rushing world. Busyness is a virtue, a badge of honor we proudly wear.
But where does busyness get us? Often, it just leads to exhaustion, frustration, stress, and burn out.
That’s why we need to take time to breathe. We need to soak up the sunshine, the beauty, the smells, the sounds, the wonder of life teeming around us in all directions.
Stopping to smell the roses is not only rejuvenating, it’s imperative if you want to lead a healthy, well-balanced life.
Here are a few things I saw:
A fall-scented candle.
Kaitlynn’s art project (I love how she always has some new creative project she’s working on — usually spread out over the kitchen table!)
A stack of new books that I can’t wait to dive into… just as soon as I finish up the books I’m currently reading. 🙂
Beautiful flowers in a vase.
Coupons sitting on my dresser waiting to be filed (so thankful for all of the money we’ve saved over the years thanks to coupons!)
Are you joining me for the Slow Down Challenge? If so, feel free to share about what you learn from the projects in the comments. Or, if you’re blogging about the challenge, leave your link to your blog post below.
Other posts in the Slow Down Challenge series
- Slow Down Challenge: Stopping to Smell the Roses (Day 1)
- Slow Down Challenge: Savoring What's Before Us (Day 2)
- Slow Down Challenge: Multitasking is a Myth (Day 3)
- Slow Down Challenge: Embracing Interruptions (Day 4)
- Slow Down Challenge: Taking Time to Express Gratitude (Day 5)
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