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Slow Down!

Are you moving too quickly in today’s world, always having something to do and never taking time to sit down and rest? Who said we had to complete everything in 24 hours? Why is that we feel the need to keep moving like the energizer bunny? I received a text from my dad today and he said if I needed him, I had to call his business number, as he misplaced his personal cell phone. I said, “dad, isn’t this like the fifth phone that you’ve had to replace?” His response was, “that sounds about right.” Its only September and my dad has had to replace his phone 5 times already. I told him he needs to slow down. He asked, “what does that mean?” I told him that he needs to hit the pause button for a moment. I feel as if he has just been going and going and not really resting at times and its literally costing him money multiple times over and at times his health is affected.

I find myself constantly on the go sometimes too. I am used to having to handle everything and anything and if I come up short, I am hard on myself. I am always reminded by my close friends to sit my butt down. I was just talking to my friend Lesia the other day and telling her how I feel having so many things to do and she said, “need I remind you to sit it down?” I said, yes, I needed that l reminder.

So, I ask you, when was the last time you hit the pause button and slowed down? Like really just sat down and relaxed your mind, body, and spirit. I know for me; I haven’t really relaxed the way I am asking you to for a while, but I am working on it as I am writing this. I find myself just sitting in my living room and resting my mind, in total silence. Sometimes my silence is interrupted by my puppy Blu, ha ha ha. I am planning a trip to South Carolina, and I have already decided that at least one of those days I am there will be a day of relaxation. No running around and sightseeing like I normally do, but a total day of rest, meditation, and grounding. I need a time where I am not doing anything. Not reading, not surfing the internet, not writing, not tending to my dogs, or the house, but just sitting still with my thoughts and bringing my body and mind to a complete peace.

Maybe you’re not able to leave your state right now, and like me if you are at home, there is always something you are doing. My daughter suggested to me to check myself into a hotel. Even if it’s just for one night. I can get away and not have to worry about everything that I find myself doing while I am at home. If that is not a possibility, I urge you to carve out a few hours each week dedicated to relaxation of some kind. We all need to reset, so we can refocus and get reenergized to continue on. Remember if you are no good to yourself, you will not be good to anyone else. I would rather sit down on my own, than to have God sit me down to get my attention.


Sending you love, light and positive vibes,

Cassie K.


"Always remember to LIVE life to the fullest, to LAUGH at everything and to LOVE unconditionally!"

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mcqueenartistry
mcqueenartistry
Sep 26, 2023

The one thing I cannot do is slow down my mind. People have told me to meditate. Lord knows I've tried and it is so damn hard for me to be able to quiet my mind for a few minutes. It's like movie reels of different things start playing in my mind when I've closed my eyes to try to meditate or even when I try to sleep. It is exhausting! Hence, the anxiety and insomnia. Meds can do but so much! Ugh

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Guest
Sep 17, 2023

Stop,slow down. what a great reminder -K xx

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