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How to slow down
How I did it: Being fast is always associated with productivity. Slow means lazy and is always associated with guilt. I guess that's just the way I am brought up. Mum would always scold when I am resting and slowing down. And soon, my mum's voice becomes internalised and I cannot slow down without feeling very guilty and thinking that I am "wasting time".
It is only when I am burning out that I realised that my health and my happiness and my life will be gone if I don't slow down. What am I rushing for? Rushing to the grave? Rushing to be ahead of others to prove that I am capable? No, I finally say no to all these that drains me and say Yes! to being me and slowing down to recharge and stay on. No more sprints. Only slow jog and I will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful things around me as I move on with life :)
Lessons & tips: Understand where this pressure to always be fast come from. Society encourages it and notice when it gets too much into you that it stops you from being healthy and happy. Beware of the monster that tells you that you can't rest and you are not good enough if you slow down. Say NO to it and Just Chill!