Lately, I have been having some mild anxiety. There are so many things on my mind – both work-wise and personal (although working for more than a year on a “death march” project is definitely taking its toll). I always feel like I have to rush to get things done, and that a lot of responsibility rests on my shoulders.
I write on my journal at night, just to get stuff out of my head. And although it does help to brain dump, I still struggle to let go of my mental burden fully. Recently, I have been watching slow living vlogs at night, which I find helps me relax a bit (funny how watching someone else slice some fruits and make some coffee can be calming). But during the day, I have to consciously remind myself to slow down and pace myself. I have to keep telling myself that I don’t have to do everything now, and that it’s okay. I tell myself over and over that doing nothing once in a while is not a waste of time and that I should stop feeling guilty for “being unproductive”.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor
Do you have tips on how to live slowly and intentionally? I would love to know!