There is something to be said about just stopping and taking a little bit of time to observe and see what is around you. To notice details, colors, textures. After sitting in front of the computer for a few hours, I had about 40 minutes before I needed to leave. I decided my time would best be used for my soul if I took a walk like I had hoped to do earlier in the day, but hadn’t gotten to. I was right. It was perfect. At first I didn’t think I would get very far on the walk because I stopped almost immediately to take a picture. then another. and another. But I allowed myself to both walk and observe.
Instead of using 15-30 minutes scrolling through friends statuses or getting distracted on the computer consider using it to observe relax in a creative way you enjoy.
Before leaving Central Falls, RI this past weekend, I took a short walk to the park down the street. As I viewed the city from both up high and down low, I enjoyed seeing the fall colors shining bright in the sun.
I am not a multi-tasker. I am easily distracted by too many things and am overwhelmed by too many options. I am also distracted by clutter and I feel like I have to organize and clean before I can get anything done. The catch is I also like to collect and save so there are many things that I can organize and reorganize and rereorganize. I’m good at organizing the physical things around me. I am not good at organizing my life and my time. When something new and important is added into my life I tend to drop something else, which also tends to be important to me. This is dropping is not a purposeful drop. That would be different. This dropping is realizing after a week, a month, a year that something is missing. Wondering what happened. I have not figured it out yet. How to keep it all in or at least how to keep the most important things in. I want to take some time figuring out what needs to stay and what needs to go. I want to be more intentional when dropping the old out of my life. We all have limits of what we can do in one day, week, month, year and lifetime. We all have new things added in regularly. Something has to go when something new comes. I am slowly seeing what that looks like for me. I know that I don’t have control over all that comes, but I do have the ability to make decisions and choose some. I want to choose differently in some ways. In many ways I love the choices and opportunities I have been given and taken. In other ways I do not not. Something needs to change. I’m not sure what exactly, but I do want to press through and re-add certain things into my life, like writing, keeping a daily notebook, and listening to God’s Spirit. These are things I enjoy, things I need. Now how to clean out my excess in order to focus on whats left.
What do you need to re-add and clean-out?