Personal Note: Slowing Down

“Let’s loosen up some time and take a break to recalibrate our life. We need no endless overthinking, though. Let’s just connect the dots, set the scene and steam ahead.” – Erik Pevernagie. 

Apologies for the radio silence, folks, I hope you’re all doing OK. I know it’s been a while since I’ve published a post. September has turned out to be an exceptionally busy month for me, in what has been an extraordinarily busy year.

I make the mistake sometimes of thinking I can do it all. Weirdly, I’m often surprised to find out I can’t. I’d assumed I could keep up with my writing schedule this month as well as everything else but it turns out something had to give, and it was my blog that missed out.

So let’s just say – rather late in the day, I admit – that September is the month I’ll take a break from blogging and I’ll return in October.

Sometimes noticing we need to slow down, and giving ourselves permission to, is absolutely the best thing we can do. In these current times, looking after ourselves is not only desirable, it’s essential. So I’m deliberately slowing down and looking after myself for the rest of the month.

I look forward to seeing you all in October. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and stay safe.

With very best wishes

Julie 🙂

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” – Maya Angelou.

25 thoughts on “Personal Note: Slowing Down

    1. Doesn’t it though? I don’t know about you but I can sometimes just get swept along by life until I realise I need to put my foot on the brake. It’s so important to slow down and breathe. Many thanks for your comment and your kind words.

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  1. That’s a good thing to do Juie. As long as we know where we are and where we are headed, Or even otherwise, it is okay to take the leg from the accelerator and put it on the break. Take care..

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    1. Thanks, Deepa. Yes, it’s good to recognise when life has been really hectic and demanding and that a slower pace is needed to recover. Good to hear from you – hope you’re OK.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!… WordPress is just a part of your universe, you do not want to neglect the rest of the universe… there are dreams to follow also… don’t want to close any doors to happiness!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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    1. You’re absolutely right, Dutch – WordPress is simply just a part of our lives, and we need balance in order to thrive. Many thanks for your comment, hope you’re doing well.

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  3. I’m glad you slowed down when you needed to! And I can relate – here I am catching up on posts only now, a week or two later. Take care, Julie 🙂

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    1. I hear that, Karen. I feel like I’m struggling to keep up with everything – the image of spinning plates comes to mind. Grateful you were able to check in, though, and hope you’re doing OK.

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