Slowing Down to Move Faster

Something I’ve worked on getting better at is slowing down so I can get more done in a day. I wake up every day with a million things in my mind that I’d like to accomplish so naturally the minute my eyes open I jolt myself into “Go Mode” and all of a sudden half my day is gone into the abyss of chaos and I get none of it done. 

Has that ever happened to you too? One day I decided I was going to get better at organizing my chaos. I thought that surely having a planner and alarms going off to do things would help me, but alas none of that stuff worked either. 

Frustrated one day, I decided to put worship music on while I made my breakfast to clear my head. I sat reading devotions and having Caity time. Then it clicked! That was the missing piece. 

Since then, I spend my mornings in quiet solitude, not getting sucked into the vortex of the Facebook black hole that calls my name to check my messages and notifications. I begin my day in a better mood when I stick to this, but guess what happens when I skip this step? Chaos and nothing getting done. 

It’s the strangest thing, but I’ve realized in my world that if I don’t take care of my mind, my body and my soul, I am no good to anyone and no amount of guilt for putting my needs first can stop me from doing that. Today I give you permission to do the same. Find a time of the day that works for you to be alone in the quiet and then start your day off slowly. You’ll be amazed at how much more time you free up this way.