As a business owner and mom I know how easy it is to have the calendar fill up and quickly the days turn into weeks and it seems as if the to do’s are never done. As we enter November and kick off a traditionally busy time of the year for many as we plan events with family and friends, I am challenging myself to slow down. Slow down and be more present, as well as more selective on what gets my time and attention. November is also a great time to plan for 2017 and I have been spending time focusing on my business and personal travel plans for 2017.
This summer my husband and I took our 2 children for a relaxing long weekend in the Florida Keys. We are usually busy vacationers, it is usually Disney or somewhere that feels like we need a vacation after the vacation. This was a nice break and we had long days with just the beach and snorkeling, it was amazing. By day 2 we all got into such a more relaxed and playful routine none of us wanted to leave and return to our busy days. My young daughter and I sat watching a bird at sunset off the beach diving for his supper and we talked about the type of things that I had not realized she even thought about. When planning this year I am going to make sure that while we will still visit our beloved Walt Disney World, we will also take time to just relax and slow down.