I was so busy with getting things done and busy feeling like I was not doing enough ( I think most entrepreneurs feel that way!), that I almost didn’t realise a natural phenomenon happening right outside my window today.
It was snowing. And it had been snowing all day.
Yes it’s pretty much grey and cold in London most of the year, but snow gets our attention all the time. Especially when it snows in February simply because it doesn’t occur very often in London these days.
No matter where you are or how old you are, snow has a way of making everything look beautiful and magically.
No matter your age, your never too old to get excited about snow!
The temperature had been falling noticeably over the last few days and its only when I gave my tired eyes a break from the laptop screen did I notice tiny feather like flakes drifting delicately and quietly outside the window.
It had been snowing all day and I had missed out on all this magic because I was too busy stressing over getting to inbox zero, getting distracted with useless FB posts and being frustrated with myself that I wasn’t churning out 10,000 words or selling 10,0000 copies of my book (note to self: you can’t sell your books tills its written so focus on getting the book done!).
So why did I feel compelled to stop and watch the snow? And why am I sharing it here?
Because it’s important to look up from the everyday tasks that fill your day from time to time and see the bigger picture.
It’s important to re-center yourself in what needs your attention.
It’s important to remind yourself that there will always be lots of things to do. But it’s OK to take a break and ponder the somewhat insignificant.
Because paradoxically, it is in the insignificant, that we find significance.
There are a plethora of beautiful things happening outside of the words you are writing.
The work will always be there, but the snow will have dissolved away by the time you decide its time to look up.
Keep writing but don’t forget to notice all the great things around you.
It’s OK to stop for a while and take a short break. The work will always be there and even when you finish your tasks, I can guarantee you another 10 things will drop onto your list. The rat race never ends no matter what profession you find yourself in.
So finish your sentence and take a look out your window right now to savour the scenery. Because it won’t last. Enjoy it while you can.
Don’t focus on the end destination. Instead enjoy the journey whilst you write your book or work on your important projects. because the snow won’t always be there.
Do you think it’s important to take a break? Please share your questions or comments below and join in the conversation.