July 28, 2020
What a weird time we are in. A lot is being taken away from us during quarantine and this pandemic. Although it has been extremely tough, here’s some things quarantine has taught me:
Ever felt like you couldn’t rest? In a world screaming to do more & be more, I’ve given in to this pressure for as long as I can remember. I’ve hustled hard and hustled some more. I’ve spread myself thin trying to do it all and to never stop pushing.
I’ve made to do lists and drawn my worth from my ability to complete them. I gauged success based on the number of things I finish in a day, even on things that seem to be really important. Wondering why I always felt so spent.
But despite my best efforts, I’ve come to realize just how much more productive rest is. You see, I now realize that rest is where we get filled up. It’s where are rejuvenated mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It’s the space that we need to refocus on what’s really important and what deserves the use of our time.
Without rest, we just continue to press on and run on empty. Not only are we spinning our wheels but also being quite unproductive.
Ryan and I use this saying “let’s quit fartin around” which basically means- let’s hurry because we’ve got shizzz to do. When we desire efficiency, it’s easy to feel like anything slow is wasting time.
We are all guilty of it (especially when granny pulls out in front of you on a road you can’t pass going 20 mph) and you cringe inside feeling like the drive will take longer. But what we’ve begun to realize is that we notice the scenery more this way. Could slowness actually be more efficient? I’d say yes!
We’ve been given an incredible gift of time in this season. Time to slow down and realize the power in it. We’ve discovered that most things we rush to do and get through aren’t as fulfilling as the moments we pause and cherish.
With slowness, simple things we used to take for granted all of a sudden hold great value. Something worth way more than going back to the way things used to be.
A lot is being taken away from us. But what if it’s stripping the things we once held high only to reveal what matters most in life? I’ve always really valued relationships, but it’s been an incredible reminder of just how important they are.
When I think about the end of my life it doesn’t matter what job I had or the money I made, but rather who was in my life and the time we had together. Many things are canceled, but relationships aren’t.
Have you learned anything new during this time? I’d love to know below!