Learning to Slow Down

This week has been draining mentally and physically. With the new moon coming into the picture I feel like my energy levels have been all over the place.

I’ve been feeling more irritable and overall grumpy.

My saving grace has been my workouts and using energize to get me focused. I’m glad I’ve been sticking to my workouts, well actually they’re prebooked with my trainer! Luckily I’ve been using energize to give me that extra boost to get through my workouts and feel better afterwards.

I’ve been really busy at work which has been making me feel exhausted throughout the day. I’ve been drinking my water and eating my veggies and getting enough sleep but still my energy feels off.

I’ve had a few things happen to me that should, understandably, make me more irritable:

– I overslept the other morning but my second alarm woke me up

– I forgot my gym bag AT the gym (had to drive back and get it)

– I slipped on ice going to start my car in the morning

– I hit a pothole causing my tires to come unaligned (getting it fixed this weekend)

– My train was 20 mins late this morning on my way to work

Despite all of this happening to me I realized that none of it was detrimental. None of it was going to cause me to sit back and go, “wow my life sucks look at all that keeps happening to me”. It actually made me take a step back and realize that I need to

s l o w d o w n.

This is the universes way of telling me that I need to relax.

What does everything have in common?

I overslept, I was running late, I slipped going to start my car, I hit a pothole (rushing to meet a friend), etc. all of these are signs that I need to slow down and be more conscious of my time. These things weren’t happening to me, they were happening for me.

Sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to slow down. Sometimes the emails keep coming in, the phone keeps ringing, the day is gone and you’re headed to your workout, and before you know it you’re getting ready for bed.

When you can’t budget for “slowing down” find moments throughout your day to be thankful for your busy schedule, thankful that people want your time, and thankful that you are taking care of yourself by working out and/or getting enough sleep at night!

Let me tell you, I NEED my full 7 hrs of sleep. I’m in bed by 9:30 pm (9:00 if I’m lucky) most nights and that is a non-negotiable for me! I value my sleep because it makes me a (more) productive person during the day.

Hopefully the next time you’re feeling low-vibe you can find a way to turn it around and see that everything happens for you, not to you!