mood board: the art of slowing down


Joy comes to us in ordinary moments.
We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary. 
-Brene Brown

This past week I have been learning the art of slowing down. Not necessarily by choice, but this has been my silver lining.

Rewind to a week ago when I had 2 functioning legs.... I was kind of miserable. I was beyond stressed with work, my anxiety was through the roof, and I was so busy that I didn't have time to do things that made me happy (like blog, photography, yoga, sleep, eat... the list goes on). With every headache and almost panic attack the Universe was trying to tell me to slow down. I didn't listen.. and then the Universe threw a pebble in my path (well more like a shallow shoal) and I was forced to slow down. Fast forward to the present,  and although I am a different kind of miserable, I am ok. More so than I was a week ago. Now, I don't know if its the painkillers or if having a moment to just relax has supercharged my mood, but why question it. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders, at least for the moment.

Sure I will have my ups and down throughout this healing process, but as long as I continue to breathe deep and take it one metaphorical step at a time, I will keep being ok and you know what... you will too. 




None of these photos are mine. Photos are from my Pinterest boards or from Unsplash

Nikki Paul