“Instead of frantically turning the pages, maybe it’s time to start a whole new book?”, I read that somewhere years back and it stuck with me. Being someone who used to be very effective in cutting ties, I now know that there is a fine balance. Yes, sometimes a situation asks for a clean cut and a firmly shut door, but lately, I find myself more often naturally growing out of a situation by shifting my perspective and setting clear boundaries. It’s remarkable what that can do.
There is joy in slowing down, like enjoying the smell of a scented candle and its slow burn. And what better way than bottling that feeling into a mixtape, a playlist so to speak? I am thinking Van Morrison, Kacey Musgraves, some SZA and Taylor Swift, you in?
So instead of starting a whole new book, I just enjoy the slow burn and change my perspective. It works wonders, give it a try!