I am not one to typically set New Years resolutions, but this year I have established one.
To slow down.
I have incurred so much superfluous anxiety during this past year or so. I think, most of it my own doing.
I have tried to identify causes.
But I think I may have discovered one instigator that I may be able to eliminate.
Despite being incredibly passive by nature, it has occurred to me that I do everything rapidly. I walk quickly, eat quickly (seriously, I've been often accused of swallowing my food prior to chewing).
I speak at a rate at which my mind rarely keeps pace.
This constant state of high-speed no doubt has added to the edginess I have so often experienced during the past year. Or longer.
So, since the 1st, I have taken time throughout each day to recall the phrase, "slow down." And I do. Whatever I am doing at that given moment, I do a bit more deliberately.
And I think it is working.
Are my problems solved? Lol. Of course not.
But this minimal change seems to be producing an outsized amount of comfort.