Have you ever thought of how we live in a “funny” little world? Last week I went to my first international workshop in a beautiful Ireland. I was so excited to go, but a few days before the departure my heart started getting pretty anxious and restless. There were so many doubts going on in my mind... it was the first time I was leaving my kids home without tucking them in bed at night… When I was leaving on a plane and my kids were crying “mommy don’t go” and between desperately trying to held back my tears and calming them down by letting them know we will soon be together again, I said to my husband: “This is totally out of my comfort zone in so many ways.” You know what?! My kids survived! They had a great time home alone with their dad and I had such an amazing time and such an amazing experience in Ireland that I can’t wait to repeat some of my workshops again in the future! By stepping totally out of my comfort zone I allowed myself and my family to make a big step and grow so much in so many different ways.
Routines and habits are a big part of our lives. They provide stability in our lives and reduce anxiety. We write our appointments and our schedules down in our notebooks, sometimes down to the last minute of the day. We feel it is important, so we can get more things done and achieve more goals that we set for ourselves and sometimes also our dear ones. I believe some planning is actually pretty good and quite necessary to have in our lives. But did you feel at any point in your life that sometimes these habits, routines and patterns of our everyday lives take over and we find ourselves at the position when our lives are running us? Between job, family obligations and chores we forget to enjoy our time with our dear ones, we don’t take time for our hobbies anymore, sometimes we don’t even take time to sit and listen to ourselves, listen to our hearts and think about important things in life. We sometimes give up on dreams just because of the time it will take to make them happen. But we don’t realize that the time will pass anyway. And life is not about passing of the time. It is about enjoying those amazing moments in time, it is about collecting beautiful memories throughout our journey. Like they say - Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our Breath away. So don’t forget to stop, listen, think, enjoy and dream. Don’t let time be more important than the precious moments in time.
I hope my writing and my project inspired you today. This is my biggest wish. There is also a video tutorial for you on Finnabair studio youtube channel so you can follow along the process.
Thank you for stopping by today and I wish to you a lovely day ahead!
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