Sep 20, 2010

Being Content

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy

I’ve had some time off with the Jewish holidays and it has given me an opportunity to reflect (no, I was not on the beach in the above picture, although it does look pretty dreamy).  I was away from the computer, blackberry, iphone, texting, etc. for a few days and it allowed me to actually enjoy my time off from work.  This is not so easy for me. I’ve always had enormous drive.  Actually, my family has always called it hunger.  If you are one of those people, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  Lots of things have shaped me to be this way (my childhood/I’m sure I’m wired this way, etc.).  It is hard to shut off.   I get restless during the few moments I am not crazed.  But there is a point when it makes sense to reflect and think…how much is enough to be content?  At what point is it okay to take a break, slow down, and enjoy it all?  Both my husband and my brother, who keep me in check, have posed this question several times to me.  For a long time, that question seemed like foreign language to me.  But lately, I’m appreciating each and every thing that comes my way in a new light and I have to say, I’m feeling content.  I’ve had a lot of great things happen to me over the last few years and I’m so thankful for it. Taking a break from my computer definitely helped me to recognize this. Everyone needs to decompress and take everything in once in a while.  So I ask you all…what do you do to decompress?  What tips do you all have to take a moment and enjoy it all? For me, it was completely removing myself from technology for a few days, but I’d love to hear all your tips.

PS – I’ll be answering some of your Ask Amy questions in my next vlog.  Send over your questions to [email protected] and I’ll randomly pick a few questions to answer so hurry in and get them over!

PPS – R & J – this post was for both of you! xo

Also, the winner of the Bakerella giveaway is Tiffany Cook!  We will be in touch so we can get the awesome Cake Pops Book over to you!

Image above via Google Images.

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