Taking it slow

Photo by  Gaelle Marcel  on  Unsplash

Hello, friends. How are you? It's been awhile. We're smack-dab in the middle of January 2019 already and I'm baffled as to how that happened.

Well, technically I'm not baffled, just reeling. I'm reeling from the pace of life these past few months and am ready to slow down. In fact, I'm ready to slow it down a bunch. 

How, you ask? By simply returning to my breath. Every. Single. Time. 

I have to consciously return to my breath because when I don't, my insides get all spooled-up and my heartbeat quickens and I feel completely unsettled and uneasy. When life gets to this point for me, I know it's not healthy and I know I can do better.

By focusing on my breath, my mind is forced to come to the present moment, not focus on the past or what might happen in the future. By focusing on my breath, I breathe more fully and my body expands. By focusing on my breath, my mind shifts to gratitude. Gratitude for life. Gratitude for love. Gratitude for being.

Just as I am thankful for life and love and being, I'm thankful for you. Here's to slowing down in 2019. I'll keep y'all posted.

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