Bad at taking breaks

Published on Sep 5, 2020

Today I'm giving myself a break; a quick break away from looking at my to-do lists, my projects, my learning and building, the challenges I've thrown myself, and even the emails that beg for my attention.

If there's one thing that this year has taught me, it's that I'm incredibly good at motivating myself to move faster and be better. I've been writing "morning pages" since the beginning of August and I've noticed that I've consistently been very self-motivating. I intentionally use the 1000 words every day to pick myself up from a slumber or push myself if I'm feeling like things are becoming too stagnant. That's actually how #WeeklyNoCode came to be where I felt that I was spending too much time "thinking" about no-code rather than learning through doing.

However, I'm not as good as slowing down and taking a break. Meditating has introduced more stillness in my life, but it also spotlights how bad I am from keeping my mind wander through all the tasks, thoughts, ambitions I have swirling around in my head all the time doing more harm than good.

So today I will bask in the sun, read a little, and do things that bring me joy.