It is 8:30 in the evening and I’m sitting in an apartment in London typing this while my dinner is being made (very kindly) for me.
I walked more today than I have in a long time, probably since the last time I was in London.
And let me add that I never eat dinner this late at home. Dinner is usually a rushed affair after a homework battle and a mad dash to the shops because somebody forgot to buy something.
Now I’m just drinking my tea and relaxing my sore feet.
I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days about how crazy our lives are. Or rather how crazy we allow our lives to be.
Though while I’m walking casually through Waterloo station and everyone is madly dashing for their trains – probably to get to their stressful evening routines, I know that this sense of calm and not worrying about time is only what happens when you’re on holiday.
But I’m on a mission to stop some of the craziness when I get back home.
I am sure that we let our lives become more chaotic than they should be because we take things too seriously.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
And while it is never going to be all peaceful and relaxing, it doesn’t always have to be crazy and chaotic either.
We should strive for a better middle ground.
It shouldn’t be about always just living for the weekend or the next holiday but rather embracing where we are now.
It should be about doing things more slowly, with a bigger smile. It should be about enjoying now rather than wishing time away.
It should be about letting go of the unimportant little things and striving for the big exciting things.
That is my mission and I really hope that you will join me too!