I’ve been feeling really restless lately. The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for me: getting engaged, married, buying a home, and having baby Theo. While this fast-paced way of living can be overwhelming and stressful, it’s what I have become accustomed to. Not having the next big thing to focus on is actually really unnerving for me. However, I think it’s a really healthy step outside of my comfort zone. As it turns out, it’s the daily grind that really freaks me out! I thrive on change and on knowing that I am always working towards something.
So far I have tried to get out of this funk by starting a number of bite-sized projects—the kind that have gone by the wayside over the last few years in favor of the larger ones. I updated my home office space with a spunky new paint color, created a shrine to coffee in my kitchen (well, really it’s just a cute shelving system, but I like to think of it as a shrine) and have been chipping away at building my business. These mini-projects are good ways for me to focus a little energy and creativity. They allow a break from the restlessness.
I received an intuitive reading the other day and was reminded that growth is rarely linear. Particularly when it comes to personal growth, there are lots of stops and starts along the way. It can be energizing and draining, exciting and discouraging all at the same time. But overall, the trend is upwards. These moments of discomfort are really here to provide us with time to reflect. I’m reflecting on my constant need to work towards large goals. And I’m also trying to decide about what my next big project is.
How about you? How do you cope when you are feeling restless?