Exchange Pace for Space
Work can have a voracious appetite.
The more you feed it, the hungrier it gets.
Our last blog, Permission to break your programming, explored how this truth was impacting our reality.
Your encouraging and transparent responses transformed a simple, “no blog this week” decision, into an 8-month journey of recalibration.
We exchanged the enticing sugar-rush of “pace” for the sustainable nourishment of “space” to ensure the work we love, which is our ministry, didn’t starve us to death.
We let God slow our pace and create the space we needed.
Most of our day-to-day decisions about how we allocated our time and energy had been driven by default. God showed us how to grow and flourish by teaching us to be intentional.
Here’s what happened:
We rested: We built in recovery time for the demands of everyday life.
We healed: We gave ancient wounds the attention they needed.
We re-visioned our work: It had been years since we asked ourselves, “Why do we do this work? Ideally, what should it look like? How do we express our values through it?” We talked while going for long walks, recorded our conversations, and transcribed them into a powerful new company identity.
We sought inspiration: We took deep breaths of activities that energized our souls.
We wrote: For ourselves. In our journal entries we reflected on the insights that were unfolding.
We thought: We allowed ourselves time to sit quietly and let the seeds of inspiration grow.
We created: Living out our purpose, we designed a new website to encourage professional development that is relevant, inspiring, and actionable.
How are we resisting getting sucked back into the pace that consumed our space like quicksand?
We’re holding ourselves accountable by making sure our calendars reflect our new…slower…more inspiring…and healthier rhythm.
When we honor ourselves, our work improves.
Nourish yourself, your work, and your life.
Exchange some pace for space.