Did you notice that InspireBytes™ took a little break? I’m sorry I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks. I had some things to work on that required I take a step back from writing.
Which is the subject of this week’s blog: stepping back.
Ok, so have you ever noticed that you can get lost in the minutiae of life? Or that you feel like the routine you have established is weighing you down? Alternatively, what if you don’t have a routine, because you feel like you’re always behind the 8-ball just trying to keep up?
This is when it’s SUPER important to recognize the impact of taking a step back.
Sometimes we get so mired in the little things that we can’t see the forest for the trees. Life in balance affords us a view of both the leaves and the grove of trees.
I can hear some of you saying, “But, how?” Good question.
The answer is found in taking a step back. For me that meant taking a few things off my plate to create some room in my sphere. Whether it’s emotional room, mental room, or physical room doesn’t matter – it’s room. Room creates space, and space allows for more breath. More breath generates peace and creativity.
For you it might mean giving up your workouts for a week. Or asking your partner to cook dinner. Or going for that long-overdue massage. Anything that creates room in your day-to-day calendar that gives you breath and encourages creativity and peace is taking a step back.
Trust me, the laundry will be there tomorrow, but maybe that movie on the Hallmark channel won’t be. Or the treadmill will still work tomorrow, but maybe it won’t be sunny outside like it is today.
Stepping back allows you to get a broader perspective on life, which helps you keep life in greater balance. Balance is a key factor in health and wellness, as well as happiness.
So, the next time you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or simply ‘blah’ from routine, see if you can take a step back, clear out some room and allow yourself to breathe a little more. The result might be more peace… and more joy!