I need to learn how to do this. I’m sure my issue isn’t unique, it’s obvious with “trendy” articles like this, that I’m not the only one in the world who wants to accomplish all.the.things.
But I look longingly at my craft stuff I want to do. Or the list of places I want to see. and I can’t figure out how to cram 720 hours into 24. It just doesn’t work.
I need to slow down. Enjoy more. Chore less. Understand priorities, and make life, not just lists, happen.
My whole life seemed to slow down. Instead of checking email at the playground, or texting a friend at the grocery store, I enjoyed the present moment. I joked with my babies; I smiled at passersby. It was a relief to not feel my phone in my pocket, tempting me to look. I felt free and untethered. There was even a simple joy in leaving notes for Alex when we went out: “Meet us at the playground,” or “We’re going to the sprinklers, be home in an hour.”