Why hello, remember me? I’ve been saying the same quote over and over again for the past few weeks, I even themed this week’s yoga class after it. “I’m getting really good at doing a lot of things poorly.” I’m over…something, overcommitted, overworked, overly busy? I hate the word busy. It makes me seem like I want a medal or prize or a badge of honor for living my life. We’re all busy, the trick is, how do we stop being so busy?
I honestly think that the truly genius people in this world are those who can learn to become un-busy.
I’m working on it. I want to slow down. I don’t want to run from one thing to the other. I want to do all the bits of my life well and be fully present while doing them. I’m trying to figure out how to do this without driving myself crazy or maybe it will make me more sane and less crazy. I’ve been thinking a lot about this on my commutes to and from work but I haven’t come up with a plan yet. Anyone have tips for slowing down and doing less things better?
How this translates into ginger miso udon soup is anyone’s guess, but a reader, Katya, asked for this recipe off of one of my last Week Caps, which I, in true Lisa fashion, have been too overcommitted to commit to regularly. This soup is super simple, it’s also quick, for those of us who haven’t yet mastered lunch without a side of everything else on your plate.
I used udon noodles, which are not gluten-free, but you can easily substitute rice noodles. It’s the perfect dish for warming up after yet another late winter snow storm or for clearing out the sinuses due to spring allergies. We’re in this special time of year where snow and allergies can coincide, so lovely.
At least we have soup.
Enjoy and Exhale!