For the past month or so after returning home from lots of travel, I’ve taken it upon myself to slow down. I’ve always had a “go go go” personality, so it’s been quite the challenge to take on less work, shorten my hours, and find time for me. More importantly, I’ve been working on having less stress in my life. Through self exploration, I’ve coined a little term for myself : ritualistic planner. This is what I am … and it makes so much sense.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that routine + organization keeps me calm and grounded. However, this is also the problem. I’ve been struggling with this for awhile simply because not everything in the future can always be planned. Logically, I understand that. I know now that this is exactly what has driven me to be where I am today as a successful freelancer. My situation is good and bad … the constant itch to plan and challenge myself keeps me on my toes, but also distracts me from relaxation and balance.
The reason I’m sharing this with you all is two fold. For those who stop by and check in, I want you to understand who I am. And guess what?? I’m also asking for advice! Because I’m a planner at heart, I’ve been trying out new activities to draw me away from overworking and achieve that calm and balanced life. Yoga, more exercise, knitting, and trying out new recipes are all on my list so far. So what do you think? If you have any other things I should try, fill me in. I’m open to ideas and happy to hear all your thoughts!