|“Going slow, sometimes, is all the speed you need!”|
|Sometimes life has a way of stopping us and forcing us to slow down. Maybe it’s a sickness or injury. Or it could be unexpected news that stops us in our tracks. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until life forces you to slow down to embrace the power of emptiness that comes through silence. If you’ve made any big shifts or leaps in your life on 2022—it’s important to make space for integrating that change. When we think we have to keep accomplishing one thing after the next, we deplete ourselves. Even if it feels like nothing is happening, trust me—it is! This is why so many people struggle to be in stillness because it feels like they aren’t making progress! But the emptiness creates space where we can integrate all we’ve accomplished and make space for what comes next. Change requires a lot of internal energy. We have to learn how to recharge! |
When it comes to slowing down, these three things are key:
Sleep: Sometimes everything we need to be productive can happen when we are still. Don’t feel guilty for setting that alarm clock later. I know there’s a lot of emphasis on having a productive morning routine, but trust me sleeping in can be the best thing you do for your mind and body this week!
Process: I use the power of journaling to express my mind and connect with my true desires. Talking is also a good way to process if you aren’t a writer. When you reach out to someone you can talk to, you begin to access different parts of your brain.
Nutrition: It’s important to give our bodies space to recharge and integrate. For me, I routinely fast to give my digestive system a rest. But what we put into our bodies fuels us for our next steps.
Are you taking time to reset, integrate and prepare for the journey ahead? If you need support, reach out for support, lean into your friends, family, your tribe. Your community will be able to remind you that going slow, sometimes, is all the speed you need!
You got this!