Thursday, August 8, 2013

Take One Step and Breathe

You may have been wondering where I've been lately. There are several reasons I haven't been blogging thus far this week. The first reason is that I lost track of what day it was when I was on about day nine of a fifteen day work week. Yes, I spent my weekend at the beach with Bethany Hamilton (working) but it was a physically and mentally draining weekend. I needed a break (and still do.)

The second reason is that, well, I need a break. The only things on my mind lately have been work work work work work work work and how to better myself when all I'm doing is working and not having time to live. And the last thing I want this blog to turn into is a blog about work. So, I've just had to keep reminding myself to breathe...

I know that for the next month or two, work is going to dominate my life. Then, slowly but surely, as the peak surf season starts to dwindle away, balance will start to creep back in. For now, it's one step at a time as I continue to embrace what good and joyful things I do have until there will be time for more.

Each day I've been:

+ Enjoying my green juice that I can't go a day without!
+ Unwinding a little bit earlier in bed.
+ Looking out at the deep blue Pacific as it glistens in the sun.
+ Remembering Mom.
+ Reminding myself that life is bigger than any temporary struggle.
+ Reading The Daily Love.

Speaking of The Daily Love, this message from Mastin yesterday was just what I needed. So, let's end with:

"If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and breathe. Don’t try to solve everything all at once. Instead, just take the next step. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by our dreams and all the things that “have to” happen, that we never start. One step forward is better than none. Persistence pays over time. Take one step a day and pretty soon you’re well on your way." - Mastin Kipp


Ash said...

aaaayye.. you busy little bee (: just take some breaths, maybe some yoga? and chow down on the juice..

and then come back to me at some point, pretty please...?!?!?!

k thanks

~M~ said...

Stopping in the middle of the chaos to just take in some deep breaths always help me. Hopefully it is a funny busy crazy time at work and not the bad stress!

Chelsea said...

Enjoy the work, sounds like a lot of fun :)At least it's not this busy all year long! Keep your head up :)