This morning I came to the big realisation that I’ve been running lately – not physically – just mentally. And I don’t like it.

I’m trying to do too much – at work, at home, socially – the lists just keep getting longer and it’s adding unnecessary stress to my days.

The song that plays on my alarm is “Last Request” by Paolo Nutini. It’s a lovely calm song and usually it comes on, I turn it off and jump out of bed. This morning I let it play for a minute and the first line is “slow down, lie down, remember it’s just you and me…”.

And it hit me. I need to slow down. Again, not physically, just mentally.

My list doesn’t have to be so long. Not everything needs to be on my list. I have a work team and a family that can all share the load.

Not everything needs to rest on my shoulders. We’re in this together and it’s a fun ride not a race, right?

So, I’ve mentally shifted today. I’m going for a walk, grabbing a coffee, revisiting my list, delegating some tasks, putting on music and getting to work. Tonight, the kids will cook dinner and we’ll have a family night.

I already feel better!

It’s amazing what can happen when you just slow down and listen.

Hope you have a great day, because I’m going to.