Sep 29, 2010

Just breathe

Have you ever had a moment where you expect one thing, but something else happens? Where you ask why and even though it's not logical, doubt yourself?

I had one of those moments this week. A moment that knocked the wind out of me like a game of red rover on a schoolyard playground. I need to re-group, and let my heart catch up with my brain. So this weekend, other than dinner with friends, I have no plans.

I'm going to take each moment as it comes. I might sip tea. I might collect my thoughts, treasuring who I am, and what I have right now. Sometimes I get caught up in the future. I want to cherish the now - before it slips through my fingers. I'm going to remember that I am enough and that I believe in a higher power who has a plan. I might even do a little baking to soothe me. (Remember when I thought it was scary?)

What do you do when you need to re-group or collect your thoughts? Do you ever find yourself living in the future instead of the now?

(P.S. Ben and I are both physically fine - I've already gotten questions so I didn't want unnecessary worrying!)

(Photo: this is glamorous)


Mandy said...

Good for you for taking the weekend off. I'm sorry you had a moment that knocked the wind out of you but sometimes those moments do remind us that time is fleeting and the now is all we have for sure.

When I need to regroup, I tend to shut down and distance myself from everyone and all things technology. I take the dog to a local park, sit on the hillside, write in my journal or just be. Other times I might wrap myself in a blanket and watch inappropriate amounts of Gilmore Girls. Sometimes I bake.

Hang in there friend. You're in my thoughts. Love you.

Amber said...

I think your weekend sounds perfect! Hope you're good as new soon :-) XO

Jess said...

I think your weekend sounds awesome. Cause I know those people, and they're SO COOL.

Breathe Gently said...

I love recuperating like that. I'm hoping our weekend will be staying indoors finishing up the packing and enjoying each other's company. It's the last time we'll be alone until I leave.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yes, I have had moments that sort of metaphorically knocked the wind out of me.... When that happens, I tend to hunker down, drink extra coffee, read a good book, and do some knittihng. Oh, and I try to spend time around my nephews because they always make me feel so loved.

I hope the worst of this encounter/experience is behind you! sending hugs from MN!

Emily Jane said...

Oh I've definitely had those moments. I've had moments that knock me out for several days in a row. But I've found the best thing you can do is remind yourself to be present, and only allow yourself to worry about things that are within your control. If things happen, practice acceptance. If you're thinking too much about the future... a gentle reminder to refocus on the present moment doesn't hurt. Stay strong, focus on the positives, and know that whatever happens has a reason for doing so, and that all you can do is the best you can. Good tea and a cuddly blanket never hurts, either :)

Nora said...

I hate those feelings and those moments but I applaud you for taking a step back (or forward, depending on how you look at it!) and relaxing, going with the flow, and enjoying some unplanned time! Thinking of you.

Stephany said...

I can safely say I have had many of these moments in my life. They do cause us to take a step back and focus our attention on the here and now. I hope you have a great weekend of "just being".

Welcome! said...

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Celeste said...

Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm busy worrying about the present or the future. Or the past for that matter. Somehow, I just always need to make myself step back and think and relax!

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