Benefits of Stepping Away

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Give yourself a hot minute.

As I started to write this post, I began to realize how giving myself breaks has really benefited me in every area of life…

A couple weeks back I was having trouble coming up with what to wear for an event. I tried on outfit after outfit but nothing was working. I knew that if I would just walk away and stop thinking about it that once I came back, I’d get an idea. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.

But I’ve come to learn that stepping away helps with more than just outfit planning. Certain times I’ll write something and I won’t turn it in until I’ve stepped away and come back to it. This requires me to give myself enough time before my deadline so that I’ll have plenty of time to step away and I’m glad when I do because it’s so beneficial.

Lately I’ve been applying this method to our house.

I’ve shared before that I’m the type of person that sees a mess and I allow it to make a speed bump in my mind (not when I see a mess at other people’s house, only at my own for some reason).

Here lately I’ve been purposing to turn that off and spend guilt-free time with my family. The guilt, of course, coming from none other than me. But it so helps my ever whirring mind to turn off the part that’s constantly cultivating a t0-do list.

I know I’m not telling you things you don’t know. But I think it’s good to have a reminder every once in a while. I got the reminder from this gal and thought I’d share my own with all of you.

This is my absolute favorite month of the whole year. In order for it to not feel like it’s passing me by, I purpose to stop and enjoy the pumpkins, the smells, the weather, my family (don’t judge me for not listing them before pumpkins). I want to take that stopping and enjoying with me for the rest of my life.

Let’s all do it more, shall we?

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