There’s so much clamoring for our attention these days–the kids’ baseball and soccer practices, playdates and birthday parties; PTA meetings, work obligations; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and everything else social media; and on and on.
Even when we’re just waiting, it’s hard for us to sit idly because technology has blessed and cursed us with the ability to do, see and hear 24/7 via our smartphones and mobile devices.
It seems we’re constantly going, and yet 24 hours a day hardly ever feels like enough.
It’s no wonder we’ve forgotten (or may never even have learned) the power of stillness.
I was reminded of that this past Saturday morning when I realized we had nothing on our calendar. No meetings. No games. No deadlines. No travel plans. Nothing.
And let me tell you…
It. Was. AWESOME!
While I love being active and involved and enjoy hanging out with friends, sometimes doing nothing is something we need, too.
Yes, there are moments when I feel guilty for abandoning my to do list. But just as quickly, I realize that rest does a body good. It recharges us. It can focus and motivate us. It makes us happy. And even brings clarity to challenging situations.
So I say we all give ourselves permission to slow down every now and then. Let’s forgo the tightly scripted schedules sometimes and just veg out in our jammies all day. I promise you’ll enjoy it.