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"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison A few months ago, a friend stumbled upon my Twitter account. We had known each other briefly in the past, but had since lost contact.
Yesterday wasn't a very focused day for me - I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and cycling), played an iPhone trivia game with my kids, read a bunch of online articles, and did very little of the writing I'd planned.
When I returned to the States in December after a year of touring, it felt like I'd been driving 100 MPH and then slammed on the breaks: whiplash. But in retrospect, an Einstein metaphor seems more apropos: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
I write about Living Well & Focusing on What's Most Important. Life isn't always exactly how we thought it would be. It can get complicated, but we don't have to surrender. We can work through life's complexities to find what many people call "simplicity on the other side of complexity".
Why do we abandon our morning routines, or other self-care rituals when we need them the most? When we are sick, traveling, busy, stressed, or worried, the time we set aside to take care of ourselves is the first to go.
Over the last year I've allowed my online life to get quite complicated, working on three different websites and various social media accounts. It's gotten to the point where I'm not doing a very good job at any of them, and so I've decided to stop writing here so I can focus my energy, but I won't be going away.
"Living with less, but only with the best"
This is a guest post by Jo Bennett from the Minimalist Self Blog. How are you at sitting still? If you meditate regularly, you likely have an answer to this. If you do not meditate, then give sitting a try - set an alarm for 15 minutes, do nothing and see what happens.
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