The Importance of Slowing Down

I have slowly become one of those people: an early riser. My alarm typically goes off at 5:00 am. It’s not because I enjoy getting up early. Because it’s definitely not that.

It’s because I need to have some “me time” before my day begins. I am around people every moment of the day from when my family wakes up until I go to bed at night. As an outgoing introvert that needs to recharge frequently, I love having that hour in the morning that is just me.

The importance of slowing down

Slowing down is an important part of getting organized. You can take a breath and really take in what is happening in your home and life. What stuff are you and your family actually using? Are there any routines or habits that you can tweak to better suit your life?

Take a look at your family calendar. How many things are piling up? Is there any time for you or your hobbies? Is there any time for your kid to just play or relax? It’s time to give everyone a break.

Here’s my challenge to you. Find an upcoming weekend that is nearly open. And then mark it as a slow weekend. Do not add another thing to it. No plans, no errands, no rushing.

I understand that you may still need to do some grocery shopping or meal prepping for the week. Or that you may need to run a few loads of laundry.

But resist the urge to stop by the dry cleaners on your way home from the park. Don’t run to Walmart for some batteries. Don’t tackle any home improvement projects (unless your whole family loves doing them together!). Give yourself and your family a weekend to just be together and enjoy a slow weekend of doing nothing. You all may enjoy it more than you think. It may become a new routine.

If you need to slow down, contact me today to find out how I can help you!

5 thoughts on “The Importance of Slowing Down

  1. Jessica

    Thanks for highlighting the existence of outgoing introverts! I think are more outgoing that I am, but I identify with this description. It’s terribly confusing to most people who assume introversion means never leaving your house. I like to say that for a friendly introvert, being around people is like playing sports or going for a hike – you can definitely have fun but after a while you get tired and need to rest. 🙂

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