My schedule is manic - driving from client to class to school etc. Some days I barely stop until I get home in the evening and t hen I may be shooting off to a rehearsal or a gymnastics club to watch Charlie.
Lets not forget tea preparation - even though I do have an incredibly supportive partner, who on a couple of days a week will always have that under control.
One thing that becomes plainly clear to me, during the long summer break, is how much I relish and flourish in down time.
There are moments of boredom or guilt, when I feel I SHOULD be doing something, or that i feel I am frittering away time - however I am learning to work with these feelings and really tune into what is truly going on.
A slower pace is what my soul requires - when I am slower and less rushed, I teach better, I am happier, I sleep better and I take good care of myself.
I run, go to the gym, meditate and am more focused (well most of the time).
And so 'a slower pace' is what I am aiming towards. To sit and take my time, to relax and not worry about frittering away hours. To focus and work hard for just a couple of hours a day so that I have free time for myself, my family and friends.
And I honour you to try this - if even just a day.
We know how amazing and refreshed we feel when we get back from holidays - lets keep that feeling flowing through days and we will influence others to calm and find a happier pace.
Through a slower pace, comes grace.