I am a very intense person. This is nothing intentional, in fact it annoys me too. I thrive in high pressure environments and for a very boring person, I am quite busy. Sometimes it makes me feel like I am a microorganism that works on the digestive system, on which particular part, I try not to think about that.
But lately, I have discovered that doing more does not mean you are more. It only means you are sure going to be burned out pretty soon. I found that taking out the unessential in your life and sticking with what is only good and ample is the key. It does not hurt to take things slow, or be slow.
In the past, I would do everything as if the devil is chasing me. Heck, I would even ask my Babe to drive faster! I worked with impossible deadlines and I pushed myself to the limit. Sure, it made me very high functioning but it also drained the hell out of me.
Recently, I decided to make slow my new priority. The results were drastic. I spend more time with my family, I get to have quality time with my Babe, I even learned how to bake and boy, I can bake! (cinnamon rolls, anyone?)
I feel more alive, surprisingly, by doing less. Hmmm… I do not think it is really doing less, less, but doing only what is important and letting go of what is not.
It feels great. You should try it.
Note: Sorry if the litter box has been cobwebbed for quite sometime! I was doing some R&R, obviously. I will visit you soon! 🙂