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My thoughts this week are very much about slowing down. Although it may seem productive to try and get lots of stuff done, quickly, I find that the faster I go the more errors I make.
I’ve been very busy for the last 6 months. There are various reasons why, and all are very important reasons.
However Saturday taught me a lesson. I *thought* I’d made a mistake. You can read all about it here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
Now, this imagined mistake was amplified by the fact in the Summer I had genuinely got a holiday booking wrong. We turned up a day late. Accidentally. So, immediately when I could not find a booking confirmation for our imminent trip – I doubted myself.
Now, one or two small errors aren’t the end of the world. But when you start making them daily then it’s time to slow down.
I made another mistake this week. I didn’t realise Kristen had posted her Food Waste Friday post a few days late. I missed it. And I hate missing things. Really I do. It’s my ‘thing’ not missing things.
It always reminds me of the start of Homeland when Saul says ‘We all missed something that day’ and Carrie replies ‘Everyone’s not me’. Without sounding arrogant (which it probably does) I don’t mind anyone else missing things – its human nature- but I am devastated when I miss something. I expect more of myself.
The busyness will continue for a few more days, then it’s time to slow down.
Christmas may be coming (and the goose may be getting fat) but I’d already planned for a much more stripped back Christmas this year. And I’ll be posting about it next Monday. Christmas conversations start here after Remembrance Sunday.
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