Today, I saw a break in our schedules, well a slow down is more like it, but it is enough of a break that I put my foot down and saw it as an opportunity to reclaim my simple life! My life is anything but simple lately, but it CAN be simplified and that is my goal this week. To slooooooooooooow down again. It is a state of mind and a conscious effort to do what you can in the situation you are in to simplify. Normally I am in this state of mind but this summer is a crazy insane roller coaster of a new breed and the braking system seemed to be out for the past month. Today the brakes started working and the crazy life we have been living has came to a stand still and I couldn't be happier!
I can feel my blood pressure dropping, my heart slowing down, and my mind calming. This is what I have been missing since school got out in May! Slow, methodical, purposeful, and relaxed. Yes, relaxed! I know it's a contradiction to be relaxed about working but I can think of no other task that makes me feel so grounded and simplified in my own home than hanging laundry. When I feel like life is out of control and our lives are becoming chaotic, hanging laundry immediately makes me feel grounded in what I love. Being here, at home. Taking care of my family. Slowly and purposefully going about chores that needn't be rushed, but calming carried out. Soon I am back in the mode I love, everything else just melts away and I can physically, mentally, and emotionally feel the pieces of calm and serenity of the life style I have chosen falling back into place and as it does my breathing steadies and the stress melts away as I feel more and more relaxed. To add to the serenity I feel, I have been serenaded by a beautiful bird that I have never heard before up on the power lines above my head. What a joy to listen to. Who knew work in such heat could be so soothing! And yes, as one load finishes inside in the washer and is pinned up, the previous load that was drying is more than ready to bring in. They are being hung up in one hour increments lol They would have taken much longer in the dryer. It is the best kind of day to play catch up on the laundry. The results are quick and just like that, life is back on track as it should be. Wishing you a beautiful simplified day :)