Less is More
i’m the kind of guy who eats for the next bite. i spend so much time thinking about how the next mouthful is gonna taste that i don’t take the time to enjoy the food i’m chewing on.
This is part of what i’ve come to recognize as the alcoholic mentality.
Linked to that is the idea my daily life has a finish line. i tell myself all i have to do is accomplish all my tasks as fast as i can and then i’ll be able to coast for a couple hours / days / months / years.
So i work through my to-do list as quickly as i can but instead of getting a moment’s respite, i realize there’s other things i should do before i rest. So i work faster and do more and have time to do even more so i work faster to do more and that gives me more time to get more done before i can take a break until i’m working so fast that i crash and burn out. This wall i run into is, in all probability, my original destination anyway because hitting it means i can get angry and berate myself for not getting enough done.
What i have to start working on, is working less. You cover the same amount of ground no matter how slow you go.