There was no perfect answer to how I got started on my slowing down journey.
I shared yesterday how ‘context was decisive’, but otherwise it was a mixed bag.
First up, my body had already slowed down!
A gynae procedure six years ago led to an early menopause. I knew from my work with women in transition that (1) it can take a while to appreciate what’s going on😳 and (2) it takes energy to deal with hormone changes.
I’m now know that this doesn’t mean it’s going to be like this forever😅….but it can take a while to find your new normal.
In the meantime, I had a choice: I could walk the talk, embrace this time and the opportunity inherent within it…or I could fight it.
I chose to embrace it and gave myself permission to slow down.💖
This included setting some firm boundaries for myself: 9pm ‘tech off & get ready for bed’ alarms; getting up earlier than the rest of the house to have some quiet time to meditate and start the day gently; and scheduling my work between Monday PM and Friday lunchtime.
What is your body telling you right now?
Remember, slowing down for now doesn’t mean forever.😉
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Arlene Francey Lyne
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