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Stop! Then Go

By Colleen Langenfeld

Are you lying awake at night wondering how you are going to get it all done?

Is time flying by so fast all you can hear is the rushing sound in your head?

Does everything seem vital, even urgent?

Has your fast-paced life robbed you of your joy?

Then stop.

Take an afternoon. A day. More? If that's what you need.


And breathe.

Now, some people in this world thrive on the fast-paced life.

However, if that's not you, you should know that there are valid, peaceful alternatives.

For example, we all need to earn a living, but there are many different ways to do so.

To really know what we need to be doing with ourselves, we need to spend time with ourselves. To get to know ourselves. To take responsibility for ourselves.

That means we have to stop.

When you stop, you can decide what you REALLY want to do. That's called priorities.

When you stop, you can choose how you will spend your day. That's called time management.

When you stop, you can allow yourself to see the big picture. That's called perspective.

When you stop, you can ask yourself what you want to do in the future. That's called planning.

When you stop, you can hear what others are saying to you. That's called feedback.

When you stop, you can choose to focus on what's invigorating and let go of what's trivial. That's called personal growth.

When you stop, you can think of better ways to do things. That's called problem solving.

Get the picture?

Give yourself the time and space to lead the life you truly want. Create and build your life instead of just showing up and hanging on. You may just sleep easier.

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