Hi everyone! My latest column is about balance — specifically, finding a balance between rest and productivity. I’ve been working myself to the bone to finish the first revision of my book, and the stress is starting to show. I’m trying to slow down so I don’t burn out.
By nature, I’m a workaholic. I love being productive. But I often feel trapped in a body that doesn’t allow me to work at the pace I want. It stresses me out. I become frustrated with myself. Eventually, I come to terms with it. Then I finally take some time to rest.
It’s a vicious circle for sure, and since the pandemic began I’ve been working more to keep my mind distracted. As a result, I put rest on the back burner. So, I’m still trying to find a balance myself. But I think it starts with simply listening to your body and honoring it when it tells you it’s time to rest.
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