Yesterday my husband asked me,
‘How did you manage to slow down?’
We were driving back from our beach hut. A day set aside to ‘get stuff done’ hadn’t gone as expected. Three things completed from the list of eleven needed to get it ready to rent out.
In the past, as we locked up and made our way along the promenade, I might have listed all the things we still needed to do, got the diary out to look at when we could squeeze in extra time for a big push. But instead I’d said,
‘We’ve got the key safe and the fire extinguisher up! Progress made.’😀
Back in the car, I glanced across at him.
‘Was that a compliment?’ I wondered.
‘What do you mean?’ I asked
‘It’s noticeable how much slower you live your life these days. I wish I could do that, especially in my work. How did you get started?’
Wow! Music to my ears. It’s taken something to stay on my own page while the gap between our daily operating speeds has widened.
I went quiet. How had I made this change?🤔 I took my time.
‘It was a combination of things…’
Next week sees the start of my daily email project, Daily Flourish. I’ll be starting with the theme of Simplicity, sharing what’s made the biggest difference to slowing down and leading a simpler life.
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Arlene Francey Lyne
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