life, thoughts

speeding up, slowing down

I’ve been down here a few days now, but I’m still working on getting the hang of this. I have to keep reminding myself: I have no schedule (aside from working a few days a week). The days are left to me to decide what to do. This feels very strange and is something that will take me a few weeks to settle into. I am physically not yet relaxed, my body thinks there is still some appointment we have to make.

Before I started this trip, most of my days were spent rushing from one thing to another: work, then the dog park, then salsa class or an evening out with friends or something else. My body is still in that mode of rush rush rush, so slowing down and having all this free time is very foreign yet. I feel a lot of resistance to it right now. I know at the conclusion of this trip, one of my goals will be to better balance the rushing and relaxing.

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2 Comments

  • Reply chad S October 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Maybe putting “relaxation time” on your calendar would work? You would have to define what “relaxation time” means. Maybe something like “alone (possibly with Isabel), not answering the phone”.

    Brainstorming!

  • Reply James October 19, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Hmmm. No schedule? I’d have trouble with that too and I can sit and sip a coffee for hours (thx Albania). I’d probably still end up finding things to rush to do. I bet at the conclusion of your trip you will have the hang of it and then have to make the evil readjustment :)

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