Monday, November 4, 2013

Slowing Down & Smelling the Roses

I just kind of love this song. And once you watch the music video, it gives it a whole new meaning. Right now, I feel like I'm kind of in a funk. I talked about it with my darling hubby the other night. He was getting frustrated with the fact that I kept asking him about if he was doing something.

I know that I am a typical nagger. I guess it's part of being a wife? :) But he told me,
"You keep looking forward to the next step. When you are done with your MBA, when you are done with your job now. Are you so busy looking forward that you are missing now?" 
I didn't really register that was happening to me until someone actually told me. Of course, I don't really think that there is anything wrong with having goals and wanting to accomplish something, but there is something to be said about enjoying the moment. 

I definitely was better at enjoying the moments last year. I mean, we had to document all of our firsts! Our first Halloween together, our first Thanksgiving, our first get the idea. But now, I am all about looking forward to starting again.

However, I do need to slow down and enjoy life. But How?!

  • Well, my little Hobbes chewed up my computer chord, and that has been helping.
  • I should probably stop making so many lists. I am a woman of lists, but that can get in the way of enjoying life. (dang it. I made a list...)
  • Focus on the big picture. So many times, I get caught up in the fact that something isn't going the way I need it to, I need to take a step back. 
  • Smile, even if it's not going my way. I'm a brat--I'll acknowledge it. And I absolutely hate when things don't go my way. I need to JGOI (just get over myself) 

I think that November is the perfect month to start doing this.

This is a little reminder that I put up in my lil' cubicle:

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