Lately, it feels like we’ve all been walking on a somewhat moderately paced treadmill and someone came along and tapped the speed up to turbo.
And just like that, we’re hurtling ahead at full speed — trying to outrun all of the pressures in life.
Running, running, running. A complete blur of ourselves. Cursing whoever it was that turned up the speed.
Gasping for air.
But if you force yourself to slow down and catch your breath, you might find that the person who tapped the speed up to turbo was actually you.
Yes, maybe you’re the one piling more stuff on your to-do list.
Maybe you’re the one setting ridiculous goals for yourself.
Maybe you’re the one saying yes when you should be saying no.
Maybe you’re the one placing the needs of others way before your own.
So, maybe right now is a good time to give yourself permission to slow down and take care of yourself a bit.
And, while you’re at it, maybe it’s a good time to practice some more kindness towards yourself.
Now, more than ever, we all need a little support to help get us through the rough spots. With all the pressures of life, it can be a challenge to find time to not only take care of yourself but also to truly understand who you even are anymore.