I was brought up in a society where being “busy” is equal to being “successful”. I spent most of my 20’s dealing with anxiety as I was trying to fit into that box. I could never really fully cope with that pace, so I would beat myself up for it.
Yoga made me really appreciate “me time”. More and more I gave permission to myself to “spend” time doing things that make me feel GOOD - things that ultimately helped me evolve as a human being. I adopted a slower pace, one that would allow me to engage more deeply with whatever I was doing.
Often, speed is a form of escapism.
A way of escaping from having to stay with ourselves; of having to ask deeper questions or facing the demons within us.
It is still hard for me to detach from the idea that I have to be constantly doing something. I feel like now I have figured out what my priorities are. This insight allows me to decide where and how to focus my efforts.
My mission for the next few years is to transition to a slow living lifestyle. A lifestyle that would allow me more free time for the things that are most important to me.
I want to be able to enjoy all of my days... not just parts of them.