Friday, March 21, 2014

"Leisurely Pursuits"

Have you guys ever read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay? It's so good; it has lots of valuable information and one tiny little sentence that changed my life.

Ms. Hay spends the first 200 pages of the book sharing what she has learned about how you can improve or "heal" your life by looking at your belief systems about what you deserve and then changing them.

The last chapter of the book is called "My Story;" it's the story of her life up until the point she wrote the book. At one point, she closes her very successful business in New York because she wants to move to California. When she gets to California, "For the first six months, I went to the beach a lot, knowing that when I became busy, there would be less time for such leisurely pursuits."

Before reading Ms. Hay's book, it would have never occurred to me to be laid-back and at the beach when business is slow. I would be freaking out and doing everything I could to start generating work and income pronto, (read: mostly just freaking out) but there's a time and a place for everything.

My business has been slow for the past few weeks and thanks to that little sentence near the end of the book, I'm not losing my mind. There are certain periods of time when my schedule is so busy with work I barely have any time for myself and this is not one of those times. I am embracing this time with gratitude: going on lots of walks, spending time with friends and taking good care. I know by now this slow period won't last forever, nothing ever does.

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