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.