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Slowing Down & Saying No

  I had unexpected surgery lately. I’ve been wanting to jump back up into the saddle & be my old self, have my old routine, but my body just is not allowing it, & luckily for me, a supportive group of friends & volunteers are gently reminding me to slow down too.

Slow down. Listen to your body. Pay attention to the signs. Learn to say no so you can say yes to the right thing later. What’s the rush?

  I know they are right. And they love me. In fact, being as stubborn as I am, it is easier for me to see this trait in another than to admit in myself. But isn’t that true of everyone? One or two individuals were trying to help me & literally falling asleep on their feet, working nonstop, making bad decisions, & that’s when I had to step in & say to them:

 Slow down. Listen to your body. Pay attention to the signs. Learn to say no so you can say yes to the right thing later. What’s the rush?

  This massive change of pace has given me time to rest. I could not clean the garage, drive the car, lift heavy files, focus on too many details for too long due to the medication & pain I was in (thankfully weaned off that stuff!). But I still am healing & processing. As I do this, the same mantra keeps repeating:

Slow down. Listen to your body. Pay attention to the signs. Learn to say no so you can say yes to the right thing later. What’s the rush?

And then it dawns on me. The hurried rush was Ego. Ego is always in such a hurry, wanting everything yesterday & needing attention to boost self-esteem. So, once I acknowledge that Ego is like a puppy needing a chew toy, I can calmly go about my healing meditation, relax & make proper choices.

Slow down. Listen to your body. Pay attention to the signs. Learn to say no so you can say yes to the right thing later. There is no rush.

Blessings!

In love & light,

Betsey

Elizabeth Garland, M.S., CPLC, MNLP, CGRS

Founder and Personal Development Coach with Soul Nourishing, LLC

www.soulnourishing.com

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