My mom would walk through door around 6-7pm after 12-16 hours of running the fuel company in Brooklyn during the winter…
Her “Marie Lucky 17” mirrored keychain and black flats would get left at the door.
A drop of the keys.
A stomping of her shoes.
Her black pea coat though, that would stay on.
Some quick hellos.
She’d walk to the kitchen, put her purse up on the counter + would proceed to just DO. MORE. STUFF.
Stack papers, sweep, a few folds of laundry, grab some dinner ingredients from the fridge, probably snag a *cold hot dog or some beets out of the jar in the speed of it all for a “snack” before dinner.
She’d take a quick call, put some dishes away…….
Then maybe after 20-30 minutes, she’d take her coat off and go right back to it….
God Love her!
I am indeed my mother’s daughter and spent YEARS running my life the same way.
*except for the cold hot dogs and beets 🤢🤣
But that kind of life didn’t make her happy.
That kind of life didn’t make me happy.
My mom died of colon cancer in 2002.
DIS-EASE took her.
Apart from Calm.
Asunder from Serenity.
Away from Comfort.
How about you?
Are you in a state of “dis-ease?”
I was, just like my mom.
However, I have recognized I can recalibrate this!
I have dedicated my life to doing so for the last couple of years, with the deepest understanding of its importance being of late!
Here is ONE small 60-second something I do….
When I finish something…
Before I move to the next something….
I stop for a minimum of 60 seconds.
Drop my shoulders.
🤍Coaching call followed by painting the kitchen.
-finish call, stop, breathe, 60 sec, move on.
🤍Home from work followed by dinner prep.
-walk in, get into comfy cozy’s, stop, breathe, move on.
🤍Home office work, followed by school work review with my son.
-finish work, ask Ricky to give me 1 minute before I help him, stop, breathe, move on.
You get it, right?
I am just slowing myself down.
None of us bought a ticket to come to this earth and be imorosoned by the fight or flight response.
None of us like dis-ease.
Come closer to calm.
Sit with serenity.
Connect with comfort.
It is with Gratitude that I share this with you.