I feel I’ve been living a little under a rock lately. The blog’s been quiet. My days have been quiet, albeit busy. Aside from being with my family, I’ve been cruising, spending a lot of time with my own thoughts and feelings. I’ve also been fighting a lingering virus for the past month. I’ve been tired too, mostly sleep-deprived.
Since the start of 2012, I wanted to make sure blogging did not take up as much time as it did in 2011. I still want to blog but I wanted to be sure I put my various priorities in the right places. So that’s what I’ve been trying to do.
I’m trying to stop running about like a headless chicken.
I’m trying to stop being overwhelmed.
“One of the best things you can do
when the world is storming around you
is to pause.”
– Mitch Thrower
I’ve stopped ignoring important tasks on my to-do list.
I’ve started exercising.
I’ve started eating more mindfully.
I’m sleeping more, when the kiddies let me.
Basically, I’m taking more care of myself.
This balance is an illusive thing, just one point on a scale. I truly believe it’s about weighing up priorities and focusing on that which is most important at any given point in time.
I still want to blog. I’ve started numerous blog posts but yet to quite find the time to finish most of them. Posts about fashion, social media, photography, parenting, race and ethnicity, SYL12, randomness and reflections. Some will not probably see the light of day. Too much time has past. But I hope to get to them soon, and to others too.
“When our mind is quiet,
when our mind is in silence,
then the new arrives.”
– Samael Aun Weor
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day
is the rest we take between two deep breaths,
or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.”
– Etty Hillesum
Excerpts from the book Pausitivity.