"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson
let nature set the pace

Just a friendly reminder to slow down and let nature set the pace every once in a while. Life can be a non-stop breakneck pace if we let it. This is just a reminder from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the writer of some of my favorite quotes to slow down. Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break.

It can be hard if you’re out there hustling trying to make a better life for yourself and your family. Every once in a while you need to slow down and breathe. You’ve got this! Slow and steady wins the race. You won’t get out of debt, fully fund that 529, or your retirement overnight. On the bright side you won’t miss your goal if you take some time off from all the hustle and just enjoy where you’re at now and what you’ve accomplished so far.

Sometimes taking a little break from the fast pace of it all can help give you the motivation and energy needed to pick up momentum in your goals. Maybe you haven’t had the time to just sit out on the porch, watch the kids play, and get to work on that meal plan. Catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to read. Chat with a friend you haven’t in a while. Heck, just sit if you want! As a bonus leave the phone in the house. The outside world can wait an hour or two.

I misplaced my phone for a few hours this morning and while it was stressful at first it was actually really nice not to keep checking my email, texts, or feeling like I should take pictures to document the experience. I just hung out with my daughter all morning and while she played and explored at the library while I skimmed a new library book.

You’re doing great! Look at your progress instead of how far you have to go. Grab the kids, go take a walk, and enjoy letting nature set the pace for an afternoon or even a weekend. Why not this weekend?

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