I came across this short post from Zen Habits the other day and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. In a nutshell, it’s about learning to stop before the point of exhaustion. It’s about learning to leave a little reserve in the tank. It’s about leaving yourself wanting more — and liking it? In life, in travel, in work. And I’m just going to add: in my closet.
Could it be that my “wanting more” urges could be reframed as something positive, something to be kept and savored? Instead of something that’s constantly sending me out to consume more and do more?
Like, when you were a kid, did you ever get a present that was a total surprise? You had no idea what’s inside, and for a moment you live in possibility. You almost don’t want to open it because as soon as you do, the feeling of possibility will be gone. While it’s still wrapped, anything could be inside!
I want to start treating my “wanting more” urges like that present, and just live in that possibility for a while.
What did you think of the Zen Habits post? Did it resonate with you?
Shirt: old from Madewell (this season’s version)
Jeans: old from Gap (similar)
Shoes: old from Madewell (almost identical)
Watch: Skagen via Nordstrom