Now that I am an empty nester there is far less demands on my time. I have moved to this new city called Charlotte, and my life has become by circumstances much simpler. This in and of itself is not enough to keep me from the temptations to fill my schedule, and fall back into habits that leave me wondering where did the day go, the week, the month the year!
I feel the pull to be busy, the illusion and misplaced idea that busy = productivity. That doing something has extra value and reward, and that doing nothing is wrong. It is just not so.
It’s about slowing down, putting systems in place so you can carve out the appropriate amount of time for contributing, playing and resting. Even science supports the benefits of slowing down and learning how to rest.
As a yoga teacher, owner of a yoga studio and therapist I gradually discuss over time with my clients that how they are in their bodies is not dissimilar to how they are in their lives. This discussion can have great impact on their...