This is a photo from a 3 week trip to Europe with family and friends a few years ago. This particular morning, I woke up before sunrise and went for one of the most AMAZING and scenic runs of my life through all of the windmills at sunrise 🌅 It was one of those moments where I felt totally present to my surroundings, connected, and so grateful for the experience. You know those moments where you feel completely in flow.
Sometimes those moments are few and far between in the hustle of our daily lives. I used to think those moments were reserved for when I was on vacation. That I didn’t have time to experience them because I needed to keep pushing hard to get everything done. “Once I get through this, I can take a break” was my mantra. But it turned out that once I got through that thing, another thing popped up, and then another. And I was missing out on a lot.
Carving out the time to allow yourself to experience presence, connection, and gratitude DAILY in the midst of our crazy lives is so important. It’s easy to do when you’re on vacation, but that’s not real-life. I’m STILL learning and finding ways that I can experience these feelings in the ordinary moments of my day even when my to-do list seems a mile long.
How do you make time each day for yourself? I would love to hear your ideas! 👇🏼👇🏼