It is a good feeling to slow down. This weekend it occurred to me that I was living life as if it was football. I felt like every moment was the beginning of a play. Huddle, snap, go. Huddle, snap, go. No one else seemed to be in this mindset and yet it took effort to just slow down.
There is a feature on the phone to make a video into slow motion. My husband used it to slow motion my daughter playing in her water table. S p l a s h ... s p l a s h... s p l a s h! Her first year of life went so fast. It was nice to capture a moment in slow motion.
Today I want to slow down. I want to make the conscious effort to be present with the moment. I can already feel the pull, as I glance at the clock, to speed up so I can get the next task accomplished before everyone wakes. But I resist, this is my opportunity to slow down and I embrace it.
I'm grateful for this sensation of clicking each key one by one. I'm grateful for the almost hypnotic feel of the clicks. I'm grateful to witness the internal struggle I feel to go slow even with the clock ticking the minutes away. I'm grateful to feel the importance and to know this small act is huge for me. I'm grateful for the efficiency I can move in within the football mentality of huddle, snap, go. I am equally grateful to know there are just as many benefits in slowing down.
What would your day look like if you slowed down? How would your mentality change if you made every movement a slow and conscious act?
May today be a conscious look at how we spend our day. May we give ourselves the permission to slow down. Have a beautiful day!