Take Your Time: Slow Down Important Tasks

You are hereby granted permission to:

Take Your Time

You can slow down and allow yourself to focus on what matters most to you–the idea that “life is short” isn’t a reason to rush through it, it’s a reason to savor it.

Is it natural to hurry and do what’s most important? Or were you taught that?
Think about this: urgent tasks aren’t the same as important — or expected — ones.

We can’t ignore urgent tasks when they pop up if they are essential to our health or safety. But we also need to remember that we choose how we’re spending our time. We choose in advance, and we also choose on the spot.

You choose how much time you devote to doing unimportant things. You choose when you get your most important things done in each day.

Now here’s where “permission” comes in. You can revise the actual and the imagined time frames for all you do:

When you find yourself pushing to get anything done, you’re allowed to double check yourself: are your rushing because it’s a real priority? Or are you compelled to add another thing to your list of things you think you “should” be doing?

You can take your time, to focus on what matters to you. You’ve cleared a path; no sense in rushing past any hidden gems or new loves, just because so many people think you need to be busier.

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