Sitting at my internet cafe one of my old vrittis (distractions) came up. “I have to go now” That inner agitation started to kick in. There is something I need to be doing. Somewhere I HAVE to go. I am not being productive sitting here with my notebook. “Let’s get the heck up and go Chica!” my mind was telling me.
I stuck through it and waited it out. My heart told my head I was in Mexico. The point was to slow down and assimilate what I had learned at my Barefoot Business Breakthrough retreat during the previous five days.
I ended up taking a two and a half hour breakfast with pen and paper. I finished 2 of my homework assignments from the BBB retreat, yet my head was telling me I was not enough. Not perfect enough. Not fast enough. Not doing enough. When in fact, I had just broken through several really big blocks I have had around my business and my message to others in those couple of hours.
I decided right there that the rest of the day would be centered around awareness around being enough and around just being.
A couple of hours in the courtyard on WiFi for both work and divertido (fun) followed by a very leisurely early dinner watching the rain with no distractions around me. I would love to bottle up Mexico and bring it home with me. The weather would be a welcome reprieve in the middle of Minnesota January. More importantly, however, I will be bringing less is more back. Less distraction. Less internet. Less doing, more being. It may be a challenge in the winter to slow down and get out in the world, but my soul thrives when I do.
What do you do at home to be more and do less? How does this impact you?