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Taking the Time

For the new year I decided to kick my pace down a notch. I committed to relaxing and not hurrying for any reason.

That goes for the way I drive, the way I clean, the way I engage my day – even the way I go to bed. Leisure is my new best friend.

  • So when gremlins tell me I better hurry or it will be too late …
  • when others ask what’s taking so long, making me think I should have made more progress by now …
  • and when I feel the stress from believing that I need to do this thing that isn’t done yet …

I remember that I have all the time in the world.

I hear it in the slow, lingering voice of Depeche Mode.

I remember that time is just another illusion, and that I am the master of this illusion. I run this show. The atoms of reality conform to my thoughts.

And I can pick better thoughts, because I know too much to run this show frantic or hurried. That’s not what I want.

When I decide I’m gonna take my time, because I have all the time in the world, I feel relief. I feel the clock slow down. It will go as slow as I do. Time becomes malleable. We’re partners now, instead of it running me.

There’s nothing to be lost here, only to be gained.

Pleasure and enjoyment return to the moment. Clarity comes.ย And I got what I wanted all along …

Enjoyment of this day.

Sharing this for anyone else who might hold unhelpful thoughts about how you’re not going fast enough or getting enough done. There is another way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • February 10, 2019
  • Leela says:

    I love this one and forget it too often.

  • Danielle Young says:

    I love this Jeanette! Anytime I read a comment on Facebook or an article somewhere or see a comment somewhere that somebody says how crazy busy their life is and blah blah blah it just makes me cringe. One of the very best things about my life is that I figured out early on it’s all about relaxing and chilling and enjoying.

  • Donna says:

    This is something I’m working in this year too. No more headless chicken, all chilled out and laid back! At least that’s the plan! Thanks for the reminder. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Dana says:

    Good reminder, as my body has slowed me down with illness lately. No choice, and in the slowness, I โ€œhearโ€ my inner voice so much clearer…

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