|My new favorite nail color -- Rosy Future. Nice and natural but shiny.|
Then, I went to yoga with a friend, and we ran into another friend at the gym and ended up taking a nice long walk after the yoga class. Again, unhurried--so nice!
Then, I came home and had lunch, painted my nails and the girls' (love this new color!), and made myself some hot tea (Cinnamon Chai, yum). And now I have a few hours of endless options before Flanna has her Valentine's Dance for school. Should I read a book? Check Facebook? Take a nap? (Sleeping is my hobby! That option sounds the best!)
As much as I love doing fun things and being with friends and family, sometimes it can be exhausting to go, go, go every weekend. Being unhurried this morning has been refreshing! Which makes me think that perhaps I should try harder to be unhurried more often in my normal routine. I could plan in a little margin of error in our morning commute, maybe. I could more consistently make lunches at night, when there is no time pressure, rather than in the mornings when we are on a tight schedule. I could plan my meals for the week ahead of time and be sure I have everything I need for each one, so I don't have to stop by the grocery store for any missing ingredients on the way home from work and school. I could give myself a wide window between activities and appointments. That way, when my daughter remembers that her jacket is all the way upstairs at the exact moment that we should be walking out the door for something, I can respond calmly, because I have planned ahead to be unhurried. I'm definitely less snappish when I don't have to hurry. And being non-snappish definitely makes me happier!
Do you feel this way, too? That you're always hurrying and need to step back from that? How can you try to be less hurried this week?