Time to slow down

Published on Oct 13, 2020

I am rushing. There's so much to do. I wanna check off to-dos. I crave to feel productive for it gives me a sense of usefulness, importance and achievement. 

I wanna push myself to get stuff done. But I don't know where to start. My mind's racing. My breath's shallow and fast. I should have started earlier. There's so much to do. 

In the midst of these loud voices, I hear a whisper: take a break, slow down. 

Whaaat a break? Are you kidding me? There's sooo much to do. I don't have time for a break. 

I listened to the whisper and took a break. 

Now, most things don't seem so urgent or important anymore. I'm calm. I intuitively know what to do. And I feel a sense of joy when doing it. There's no rush. There's time for everything that matters.

And I know again what matters. 

I don't lose energy and time obsessing about unimportant details, or overcomplicating things. 

I see them and I do them. I breathe and I smile. 

Slow down, take that break. 

The break gives you perspective and space to act, instead of react.