I am linking up for the first time with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. It’s a time where we write for five minutes without worrying about editing, overthinking, etc. Today’s topic is Race. Feel free to join us!
When did life become a race?
We are constantly “busy”, going from one thing to the next. From getting the kids off to school, to work, to after school activities, to church functions, to cleaning the house, to trying to follow a dream, to being utterly exhausted. The majority of us have done this pretty consistently now for a while.
Over the last few years, I have really tried to refocus on living instead of racing from one thing to the next. I have tried to slow down and enjoy the scenery. I have tried to purposely not enroll the kids in every activity known to man. I have tried to take time to follow my dream.
But what I have not been so good at is resting. I am constantly feeling like I have to race from one thing to the next in order to get everything done.
My husband and I just came back from 6 days in Mexico. No social media, no cell phones, and pure relaxation. We did some fun activities, but our pace was slower. We were not completely scheduled. It was awesome! And I remember thinking that this is what I need to learn to do. Take more time to relax and actually just live and enjoy the moment.
I’m not even home for a week yet and I already feel the pace quickening. The race has begun again. But this time, I am choosing to slow it down. I am going to choose to truly live. It may mean adjusting my schedule and reprioritizing. But I am willing to do it. I need to do it.
Do you feel like life is a race? When is the last time you truly relaxed?