I was laying in my floaty at the lake the other day, reading a magazine. I was reading a little article that was talking about "Compromising your peace for pace."
It really made my stop and think about that. What areas of my life do I compromise my peace for pace. Is this truly an even trade? I may feel and be a little crazy, but I will have gotten A, B, and C done, and checked off my list.
Of course it feels good to be productive and get things done... but should this come at the expense of our peace?? Is there any way to find a balance? Obviously, we know we aren't going to be able to float through life as peaceful people at all times.... but how can we still prioritize our peace over pace?
As I am still learning how to figure this out, I am curious how you might priortize your peace over pace?
When ever I am feeling pressured and rushed, I try to stop and remind myself to take 5 deep breaths. I take a pause and remember that everything will eventually get done, and as long as I am trying my best, that's all I can do.
After reading this article, I have been trying to ask myself regularly in the moment if what I am doing is generated from a desire of pace or peace. This has been helpful in slowing down and placing peace first.
As I said above, I'd love to know your practices on this. It seems we are all buzzing around trying to get stuff done, and peace is not at the top of our list.
Thank you for walking this journey with me.