The past few weeks, as my life has slowed down (somewhat!) since I finished my dissertation, I have been finding myself doing more. By doing more, I mean, doing more “life” with my family (without feeling the pressure of writing yet another paper!), watching a movie until the very end, planning meals for the week, being still… What I am realizing in these moments, is that despite having “relatively” slower schedule, I am not checking my phone as frequently for updates.
If you know me, you know that I am VERY connected to social media professionally and personally and I have found that this has been an outlet for me to stay connected despite my busy schedule. Yet, as I think about what makes me feel the most connected to others, it is not staying current with what is happening in the world, it is finding more moments where I am connecting with what and who is in my life.
I have been challenged to think about how I can do more and be more in my personal life so that I can be the best for those that I serve. A few things that I am challenging myself on (daily/weekly) are below:
-eat more dinners with my family during the week
-read at least one chapter in a book every week
-change up my running routine to explore new workouts like rowing and spin!
-weekly organize an area of my house to keep, pass on or throw away items that I no longer need
Life isn’t perfect, but I am willing to make changes in my life to live out what I believe to be true.
If you had to make a change, what would your change be? Share your thoughts in the comments below.