sometimes you need to step back

simply stephen / December 6, 2011

Today the post will be short. Life has been running it’s course for me. Things outside of my control have been happening. For a month now, we have had almost no Internet access. Some equipment and line failures have stopped us dead in the water. I used the time to get some writing and organizing. I’ve prepared as much as I can for Christmas.

Was it frustrating? Sure.

I was on a real role in October. My focus was sharp. Motivation was high. Energy was as good as it’s been in ages. All that went downhill but I had several ways to look at it. I could let it get the better of me by reacting or I could take it for what it was.

A Learning Curve!

I’ve made Christmas arrangements and I’ve tried to practice being calm. There is no point worrying about stuff that might happen and in the opposite sense when it does, that’s when you practice with the tools you are learning to use.

That’s the way it works in the world. When you can learn to accept life as it comes, it will become easier. I practiced patience, tolerance and took the time to take care of lower priority but equally important tasks.

With Christmas on the horizon (less than 3 weeks) it’s now time for me to step back. I’ll refocus in the New Year.

Sure, there many things I would like to get done but they can wait. My health, my family, my friends, my life…it’s all more important. I’m tired from the last few weeks and I’m ready to take the time now…so over the next week I’ll be winding down, finishing my posts and taking a few weeks of well deserved rest and relaxation. 

Don’t worry! I’ll do a recap post next week on stress and dealing with the Christmas holiday. In the meantime, it’s late.

This all may seem like a bit of a rant but I want to remind each of you that sometimes you need to step back. Enough is enough. It’s time to do the things that matter. Take the rest you need. Stop the stress and take care of yourself. You only get one chance at it…make it a good one.


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