I know it's traditional for the new year's post at Lovecats to be about resolutions and goals, plans and commitments, so I thought I'd share my one with you.
That's right, this year I've got ONE simple goal. One that I hope I can incorporate into many different parts of my life and I'd love some company on the way. Is anyone up for the challenge?
My goal is best summed up by a K.I.S.S principle- "Keep it Slow, Sweetie!"
"Rushing Woman's Syndrome" I've found myself in the last few years trying to do things more and more quickly. It doesn't really matter if I have two things or twelve to get done in a day, I'm always in a "hurry".
I'm constantly telling the kids to hurry up
I can finish a whole meal and forget what any of it tasted like
As soon as I'm on the phone I'm thinking I need to get off and get onto the next thing
I'm always looking for ways to fit more an more into my day.
But you know what? The more I hurry the less I enjoy what I'm doing, the more life seems to be like a series of tasks to be fulfilled, rather than a feast of experiences to be savoured and enjoyed, and I'm determined to change that.
So many things are so much nicer when time is taken, don't you think? A slow cooked dinner, a long and luxurious bath, an afternoon spent with a girlfriend catching up on everything just because we can. And who would want to hurry a kiss with our special someone?
What about you? Are you ready to take something more slowly?