Taking it step by step

 

Life is full of things to do. Sometimes there are too many that gather on our list. And in our own bravery we think that we can do it all. At the same time, if possible. But is not possible. This is the truth. It’s not possible to do it at the same time. It’s not even possible to do it all. We need to choose what we want to do. To establish our priorities and take it step by step.

In the last couple of months, I have been working a lot. I’ve worked at my job a lot, I’ve worked on my own projects a lot. I’ve wanted for it all, believing that everything is possible. I have to do it now, otherwise it will be too late, I was thinking.

But the truth is, that working that much, it hurts us more than help us.

I’ve become tired, so tired, that I in the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent my Saturdays sleeping. Or just spending the day in bed. And I was hating this kind of sensation of exhaustion.

I’ve realised that less is more. I can do more if I focus on the task at hand. If I eliminate everything unessential. If I take it step by step and take my time working slowly.

I think that sometimes I’m afraid that I will miss something out, if I don’t work it now now. I was writing the other day about this on Steemit. In our everyday rush, we try to achieve everything, because otherwise, we will lose something.

I was thinking like this as well. “I have to do everything now, I will lose money if I don’t do it now”. But I’ve realised that in the long run, this will hurt me more. I will become tired, I will damage my health. And if I will break, what’s the point of all this?

This is why the best solution is to take it slowly. Step by step. In life we run a marathon, not the 100m dash. We need to set up priorities and boundaries in our lives. Because if we don’t, we will just spend our energy without a purpose, thinking that we do the other way around. And at the end of the day, when we draw the line, we realise that did nothing and our time was spent in vain.

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