Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Now that I’ve thought about it, I can’t get that song out of my head.

For the past two weeks, my body has been trying to give me that message with that kind of low-grade sickness that doesn’t completely knock you out but keeps you highly fatigued and moderately brain dead for weeks. I tried taking a 1/2 sick day to rest, but then ended up having to come in to work on my day off, which in-turn threw off my business schedule.

Slow down, you move too fast! Free retreat planner inside At some point, something’s gotta give.

Yesterday, when I knew I needed to get my updated lessons for my group program up and finished, I decided to take it easy and do it in my own time instead of pushing myself.

At first this didn’t feel very good, I still felt kinda cranky even after some nice walks in the sun and a nap. And to top it off, I hadn’t gotten anything done! So what good did it do me to rest?

Well, this morning I felt much better and had a nice chat with this week’s interviewee, Jade Rivera. We were actually talking about our challenges with doing video and I shared that I found doing very short FB live videos and slowing myself down helped to ease my nerves.

She said to me, “I found that slowing down in general is key, you know?”

That is exactly it! I still have basic duties that need to be done, but overall it’s time to slow things down for me, and a big part of that is cutting out things that are nice but not needed or energizing, like consistent social-media posting for example. There will be a time and a place for that again, but for now I’m going to take some time to watch the flowers growing…

… Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy

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Comments (2)

  1. Ahhh… the challenge of speed as a gifted person. What is slow and what is fast? Only we can define for ourselves when we listen to our mind-heart-body "trinity of being".

    I can’t slow down cognitively but I have found, too, that slowly down physically is crucial to creating a sustainable physical life. Otherwise the sheer intensity of my inner world literally burns my physical shell into an invalid crisp.

    I wonder if we gifted often fail to realise just how powerful that supermachine is in our skull and how much resources (psychological AND physiological) it chews up. I struggle with fatigue daily though I’ve learnt to manage it a lot better in recent months.

    • Aurora Holtzman

      It can be exhausting indeed!

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