Good Morning friends!
I have a little different approach today as I hit the road and head to Chapel Hill to present my thesis and graduate with my Master’s in Public Health (if all goes as planned)! All the well wishes are appreciated! 🙂
As I take part in today’s WIAW (thank you for hosting, Meghan!) I’m reflecting on changes I want to make in the New Year – to slow down. Writing/presenting a thesis has got me all up in arms with exhaustion, high stress and cortisol levels, and ain’t no one got time for that. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with relaxation in a few days and returning to homeostasis. And a normal mindset.
But first, and always first, food:
Why must we do things a million miles a minute? Why can’t we sit still?
Why do we not take the time to appreciate our accomplishments before setting the next goal?
Why do we complain about things and not recognize what we have?
Mid Morning Snack// Tea, pear and another muffin (because I ate the whole batch in 2 days)
Why must we think we have to be sleep-deprived to be successful?
Why must we compare our lives to others’ whom we don’t even know?
Why must we constantly seek to change our appearance? We are beautiful the way we are.
Lunch// Spinach salad with salmon, clementines, avocado and drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Side of Greek yogurt with chocolate chips (unpictured)
Why do we live in a culture where we expect to see results immediately, rather than having patience and watching things develop?
Why must we feel the need to hide our “bad” meals or cravings? Will you stop reading my blog if you saw that I had ice cream or cereal for dinner one night? (well I have..) Will you take my nutritional advice, as a dietitian, less seriously?
Mid afternoon snack// Ice cream. Just because.
Why must we forego sitting down for dinner with others and having conversation because other things are “more important?”
Why must we turn to our laptop computers for company and conversation, rather than the people right in front of us?
Dinner with friends // Shared appetizers, pizza, wine.
Why must we always live in the fast lane?
Why can’t we just slow down and enjoy.the.now?
I’m all about “carpe dieming” but if I don’t take the time to slow down and enjoy what’s around me, take pride in my past, present and future accomplishments, and appreciate the current people in my life, then I’m not enjoying the lane I’m in now.
Cheers to slowing down and living in the moment.
How do you “slow down?”