Ever since I found it at the Monk Vintage Shop in Greenwich Village, I’ve been absorbed in this little book (only 84 pages): Living Sober by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. I haven’t ever struggled with alcohol, grateful for that, but I do have unhealthy habits I am working to change: the typical Type A perfectionist behaviors that are no longer needed in my post-work world.
So, one of my favorite chapters in the book is about the long-time A.A. slogan “Easy does it.” The book says:
“The slogan ‘Easy does it’ is one way we A.A.’s remind each other that many of us have tendencies at times to overdo things, to rush heedlessly along, impatient with anything that slows us down. We find it hard to relax and savor life.”
We can find ourselves living and dying by our daily or weekly “lists.” Sometimes we cant’ relax until every item is checked off (hint: it’s healthier to make short lists that are achievable in a day, like “Drink coffee,” “Read favorite blogs,” and “Do 30 minutes of exercise.”) Those of you with young kids and full-time jobs, and homes to manage do have longer lists, I feel you. But we can all take a breath and remember that “Easy does it.”
Along these lines, today I’m changing the guidelines for Visible Monday. I’m no longer asking participants to link to the Not Dead Yet Style blog in your post, and please feel free to leave a comment or not, it’s all good. I had a chat with myself along the lines of “This is a fun bloggy thing, and I want everyone to feel free to drop by and visit.” Fewer “rules” means more fun and festivity for all of us who enjoy the link-party.
Stay fabulous, take it easy, and see you at the new “Easy does it” Visible Monday,
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