I love lots of things. I love doing lots of things.
It can be a problem.
Because part of me is always dreaming of more, imagining more, and going “I wonder what it would be like to try ______. I bet it would be SO MUCH FUN!” It usually is.
Lately, I’ve been leaning into scheduling in Recovery Time. Because without a balance between the Doing and the Being, there’s no Being left. There’s just a shell of me, going “How the H did I end up here again–exhausted and worn out by the things that were bringing me joy?”
Exploring balancing the Being with the Doing is changing the richness of my days, the amount I appreciate the things I do get to do, and tapping me back in to being Radically Present.
GO, GO, GO–PAUSE
I add in Recovery Time, or Being Time, after a morning spent taking care of myself, my baby, getting ready for work, getting our home set-up for the nanny, and making sure everything that needs to be communicated happens.
Before I kick off the next part of my day, I pause.
I take a few deep breaths. I put my feet up and lean back in my chair. And I consider how great things are.
I add in Being Time at the end of the day. I lay out my yoga mat or splay out on the carpet and surrender to gravity. I move and breathe and open my hips. I twist. I sit cross-legged. I feel my body. My breath. The moment I’m in. I rest.
LET’S GET EUROPEAN ABOUT IT
Sometimes I add in Being Time to the middle of the afternoon. I might take fifteen minutes to sit at a cafe and drink a Roiboos Chai Latte and watch the people.
Being Time doesn’t have to be hours long. Though don’t get me wrong, I schedule that, too. Hello, spa massage. Being Time can be a few minutes.
And those few minutes can be a reminder of the Why behind my actions, the Purpose behind the busy, and re-ignite the Joy inside my Soul.