Coffee Talk: Taking time to Relax
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You ever notice how time seems to move by faster and faster? I know I sure do. I'm sure much of this has to do with routine. We do the same thing, day in and day out. Our weekdays go along pretty much the same until the weekend comes. What we do on the weekends might vary some, but we still do some things that are the same (cleaning, chores, and errands). All this routine feels like the we're just moving in sync with the hands of the clock, speeding up our sense of time. This is why vacations are important. They help us slow down time for awhile, by doing things off our routine. We're either somewhere different, or involved in different kinds of activities out of the norm.
So what do you do when you don't take vacations often, or even rarely? I think that when you have a long weekend you need to vary out of your routine and take time to slow down...relax...enjoy the moment. This is what helps us slow down time, even if it's just for a day, and helps us reset. It's an important reminder of why down-time is so important for our health and well-being. So, take some time soon, maybe one Saturday a month for example, and just relax.
In other coffee talk:
It's already December! Back away slowly Christmas...we're not ready for you just yet.
I did not finish my short story in time for the deadline. I knew I would be pushing it since the contest only ran one month, and I heard about it two weeks in. That's all right, because I'll finish it, polish it up, and hold on to it. There are other contests to enter!
In big news, I'm starting a weekly email! It will be a way for me to connect on a personal level with people and give exclusive content, information, and other fun tidbits. You can find the link to sign up on my front page of my website, on the top of the right-hand column. If you view it on mobile, if you go down to the bottom of the page, you can choose to look at the web version of my site, then you will find the link. Sign up! You won't regret it. *wink wink*
It's Friday, and I hope you're looking at a fun weekend. I have a fun get-together planned, and I'm looking forward to it. Have a great one whatever you do.