Just This.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Dec 19, 2012
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We are busy people.

We make the bees look like slackers.

But sometimes, sometimes I remember and catch myself when I’m going in a thousand different directions at once,

(and multitasking, even though it makes me stupid)

and remind myself of two words that calm me.

Two words, that like have a pulse like rhythm and bring me back to the present moment.

Two words as a mantra:

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

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And I will start the water, let it run and let the steam hit my face.

I will slowly undress and take the day off with my clothes.

I will slip into the too-hot bathwater.

I will breathe in the soap and steam and my own scent.

I will let my muscles relax into the heat and finally, slowly exhale.

I will stop.

I will just do this.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


4 Responses to “Just This.”

  1. edie says:

    Love it!

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