Don’t Forget to Play

Last night we decided to set the evening routine aside and drive up the mountain for a sunset picnic and an opportunity to just breathe.

We have been absolutely entrenched in the hussle lately.  Finishing our yurt and moving out of our house has proven to be quite an epic feat.  But we’ve been unbelievably fortunate to have some amazing friends and family who’ve traveled from far and wide to help us make this project a reality.  So lately, we’ve been hyper-focused on all things work and productivity, very much giving life to the saying, “All work and no play makes a dull… [family].” 

Adding this extra pressure onto our already full plates has been daunting to say the least. These last few months have been filled with plenty of extra thinking, planning, re-planning, troubleshooting, adjusting and just basically living in limbo land, unsure as to whether or not we’re actually going to pull this whole thing off.  In our ongoing state of burnout, this has been a lot to deal with, so last night’s break was a sorely needed step away from all the stress.

As we walked around up on the mountaintop, soaking in the silence and simply enjoying each other’s presence, I was reminded of how important it is to take the time to relax and play.  

As a person who easily slips into workaholic mode and gets lost in the seriousness of life, I often become buried in self-imposed responsibilities; falling victim to a type of diminishing tunnel vision that slowly crops out the beauty and joy from my days.  

Although they are currently few and far between, light-hearted moments of play like last night, remind me of how sacred it is to simply BE and how that simply BEing never fails to refill my cup with perspective and gratitude for this stunning human existence.  

 Productivity is but a superficial measure of life.

The ability to fully and presently ‘Be’ is where the true depth lies. 

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