Lately, whenever I ask folks how they doing, the standard answer seems to be, I’m so Busy.
Yup. It’s that time of year.
But I believe in the midst of our busyness, we can find moments to center and get quiet.
How can we find moments in the midst of the busyness to center and get quiet?
We do this by noticing.
Paying attention to what’s around us.
As you’re racing through the grocery store, take a moment to stand in front of the produce and see all the magnificent colors.
If you’re folding laundry, feel the textures of the clothing on your fingers.
When in your car, notice what you’re choosing to surround yourself with – negative news you’re barely listening to? Music you don’t necessarily find soothing? What about an inspirational podcast and a little aromatherapy to create your own sanctuary on wheels?
There are so many opportunities throughout your day when you can slow down, notice, and be more present.
This is self-care.
And it doesn’t require making an appointment for a manicure, pedicure or massage, it just requires you choosing to be more intentional in how you move throughout your days.
It’s truly a simple practice that can be deeply life changing.
The next time someone asks, How are you? take a moment to really notice.
Check in and ask yourself, How am I?
If you’re giving yourself these precious, soul-nourishing moments throughout your days, your answer most likely will be, “Good. I’m really good.”
After that, take that opportunity to sprinkle some of that magic on everyone else who needs to slow down and give themselves more moments to breathe.
Let’s be the ripples on the pond, spreading this self-care love out to those we meet throughout our days.
And notice, as you make space for these magical moments in your days, you’ll find that gratitude and appreciation flow in to fill that space.
And that’s a beautiful thing, especially during this “I’m so busy” time of year!
Looking to take a deeper dive? Check out the recent post on How to Start Your Day with a Positive Attitude!
My book, A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life, is especially perfect for this time of year as we transition into fall and back to school.
It’s full of thoughtful stories, engaging exercises, mantras and much needed breathing space.
If you haven’t already, think about ordering a copy as a gift for yourself or any other women in your life (maybe your kiddo’s new teacher?) who could use an influx of Magic!