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Put Aside Your Regime {An Invitation to Autumn Mantras that won't deplete}

The Monday sun is scootching its way a little higher in the sky and I am urging myself a little further into the day. The daily tasks and weekly work are making patterns in the rhythm of our world and we are doing our best to follow their trail. Fall is no longer a whispered rumor. It has made itself known and our only choice is to familiarize ourself with its personality.

I want to sleep until the sunlight hits our eyes. I want to drink my coffee slow and leisurely, kept warm under the soft white comforter. I want the tempo to be turned down a few notches and I want the night to wait a few more hours. But Autumn won’t seem to cooperate. Dark early mornings. Quick movement between here and there. Unfinished chores and weeks stretching out long. Everyone seems to be marching to the driving drumbeat of a routine that exhausts, and there is no way to go but forward.

March. March. Work. Work. Achieve. Accomplish. Complete. Move. March. March. Work. Work.

So forward I go, but a little defiantly. If I must march I will, but I won’t be driven by the schedule that beckons be from task to task to task to task. My steps will be taken, but the pattern I’m moving to has a different voice.

Come. Watch. Learn. Listen. Step. Step. Smile. Rest. Savor. Step. Savor. Step.

The lilting rhythm draws me in, coaxes me forward. It doesn’t yell orders or scream threats. It offers, it doesn’t take. It grants joy rather than induces panic.

It is a mantra, not a regime.

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In a season that is defined primarily by busy schedules and packed agendas and planners overflowing with things to do, I decide to go against the grain. For the sake of my own sanity. For the hope that I will have more to experience than frenzy and chaos. For the chance that I can arrive at the end of the season without being depleted and burnt out. I jot down a few phrases, several words that I want to be the force behind my movement.

 

 

My hope is to spend the rest of September unpacking my mantras for you. Well, mostly for me. But if you can benefit from them too I will be glad to have you join me here as I share what they mean to me. Maybe you too might want to create your own mantra that will guide you through the months to come.

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The pounding drum urges the frenzy forward. March. Hurry. Hustle. Achieve. Do. More.

I nestle under the covers a few minutes longer, coffee in hand, deep breaths filling my lungs.

Slow. Steady. Savor. Smile. Step. Step. Onward. Upward.

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    randomthoughtsofmine2016
    September 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you!
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    turcottenicole
    September 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I love the message you give in this post. I’m going to have to write this one down as a daily reminder, “Slow. Steady. Savor. Smile. Step. Step. Onward. Upward.” Love it!!

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      greeroharah
      September 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Thanks, so glad you stopped by!

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    travelwithbri22
    September 14, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Reblogged this on Travel With Bri and commented:
    Better than morning coffee☕️

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    Angy
    September 15, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I guess, I will try to make my own mantras as you suggest. Thank you for sharing it and invite to join to you, I hope do it in the rest of the month =)

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      greeroharah
      September 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

      So glad you’re here! I’d love to hear what you choose as mantras for this season!

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    syrosario97
    September 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

    This is an awesome idea that I may give a try 🙂

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      greeroharah
      September 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

      I’d love to hear how it works for you!

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