A few weeks ago I got caught up in my thoughts.
The commute to one of the schools where I teach at is around 35 minutes. Usually I pass the time reviewing my lecture (aloud), chatting on the phone or listening to music. This time I went the silent route. No phone calls, radio or lecture review. So many thoughts ran through head and I could hardly keep up.
How do I feel today?
When was the last time I played basketball?
What’s for dinner?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how would I rate my parenting skills?
The time spent thinking was so good that I missed my exit and ended up being late for class. (So thankful for Google Maps on my phone!)
Truthfully I was quite a bit behind. I was spending so much time on my phone talking to others, so much time on the computer emailing others and so much time in offices meeting with others that I’d forgotten about me. I was starting to forget the sound of my own voice. That’s what happens when you don’t talk to yourself (its okay to talk to yourself – not okay to answer right?) I can get so busy doing stuff that I don’t take the time to sort my thoughts. When I finally took the moment to arrange the overload of things in my head I almost got lost.
Are you busy running through your day? Running through your life?
When was the last time you took a moment just to think?