Less Speed More Breathing

It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.

Donna Karan

We almost never listen to what our body has to say. This amazing machine that we push to the limit every 24-hour period is constantly sending messages up and down our spine, but we often decide to ignore them because there is no time to stop and listen. Right?

Sickness is the breaking point when we don’t stop. It’s like a “body tantrum” because that’s the only way to make sure you will take a break, whether you have the time or not, or whether you like it or not. And so, you can’t go on just because your body will not respond to your demands anymore. Touché.

What are your options? Take. A. Rest. Period.

Sometimes we feel like we are literally putting out fires while being aware that many of the things in our daily lives cannot be completed within a day, and making it almost impossible to let go and let the movement take its course. Contradiction anyone?

We’re swimming against the tide more often than not. Entrepreneurial lifestyles are directly attached to a non-stop routine, making the idea of taking time off literally platonic and unattainable.

The inevitable to-do lists.

Feeling overwhelmed over the scope of our tasks and commitments makes us lose our perspective about how to actually achieve the completion of those tasks and commitments.

Have you ever made a to-do list that swamped you, only to find yourself a few hours later feeling more relaxed and fulfilled after crossing many of those items out of the list, and in less time than you expected?

It happens. The intention to do and taking action are two different scenarios, and we usually underestimate our capacity to focus and get things done at chaotic moments. Sometimes it just feels easier (though very time-consuming) to whine, fret and get all crazy around our turmoil.

Next time around, breathe. Take a 2-minute break. Find the calm, and then go back to the chaos. Although it might sound it’s not much, it’s a great place to start.

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I’m used to it by now. Another day, just believe. Just breathe.”. – (Breathe by Télépopmusik).

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