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When The World Feels Heavy, You Deserve To Slow Down

Let me start by saying the world feels heavy right now. Things are uncertain. You have stuff to do. You don’t necessarily know your next move. It’s hard to plan, and like me, you perhaps find yourself often stressed. You spread yourself thin. It’s a never-ending cycle.

You feel guilty for even thinking of slowing down, of taking time off, and for not following a certain routine religiously. You always feel like you should be doing something, that the mere act of relaxing is stressful in itself and I am here to tell you that you and I need to take the chill pill. You and I are going to become horrible people if we continue like that. We’re going to feel like absolute shit.

You are NOT a machine. You are not here to always show up and prove something to the world. You are a human who gets tired, who has feelings, who absorbs so much on a daily basis, a human who deserves a pat on the shoulder every once in a while. You deserve to stay in your pajamas on a Sunday and do absolutely nothing. You don’t always have to be running somewhere, thinking you’re living this grand purpose, because chances are, when it gets too much, you’re going to stomp on others and it’s going to be unbearable.

At the end of the day, we’re humans who always crave more and more, and if you’re the kind of person who endlessly climbs mountains, I salute you, but here’s a reminder that there is beauty in just being. Notice how good it feels to stretch your body on your bed in the morning before you make that important phone call.

There’s one thing I believe in: We’re able to truly give the best parts of ourselves when there is balance in our lives. When we remember that we owe ourselves some fun, some down time, just as the things and people we give ourselves too. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary, and it ultimately benefits everyone around you in the end.

So let’s take a deep breath, forgive ourselves for the way we’re handling things, and calm down. In the softest voice possible, remind yourself that you are enough, and you are worthy just the way you are.

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