“Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy.”
How to slow down? Now, this is a struggle of mine.
When I’m going a million miles an hour, I know the quality of what I’m doing goes down. I imagine it’s like driving 100 mph past the Grand Canyon, whiplashing your head, murmuring “What’s th- A hole? Oh, never mind.”
Since I’m no help to a client – or anyone for that matter – when I’m in this state it’s all the more important I get a handle on it.
The other night while rushing home from the office to a virtual call at home, I paused for a bite to eat as well as a quick chat with Dave and his friend.
His friend mentioned that when getting sober, his chemical dependency counselor let him talk in circles for about ten minutes. The counselor then said, “How about you take two minutes, collect your thoughts, and tell me three things you want to focus on.”
I took a page out of this playbook tonight in session, and I’m here to say it worked out fabulously!
Slowing down is a gift; I need it, you need it, we all need it. How about we make a point of giving more of it to ourselves and each other?
And lastly, I’m three weeks out from my trip to Southern Utah.
I know it’s getting close because I’m telling clients, and making preparations for my week off.
I’m so excited! What I’m most looking forward to is the expansive reddish-orange desert, the gravity-defying arches, and hoodoos, and the opportunity to spend uninterrupted and connected time with family.
I know there are books to be read, games to be played, and zzz’s to be had so I won’t take anymore of your time.
I’ll leave you with this.
Thank you for being you. You mean a lot to me.