November 27, 2022Compassionate Productivity

#35: In Praise of Pauses

There's this great Anne Lamott quote I've been seeing a lot online recently. It says:

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

We tend to panic and strive when we want to figure or work something out, but progress starts to happen when we take the time to pause, calm down, and breathe.

This week, when you face something difficult—an uncomfortable conversation you need to have or a project you feel unqualified for—don't immediately dive into panic and problem-solving mode.

Pause, feel, and ground yourself first. You'll be in a better headspace to make wiser decisions from a place of calm security and inner strength.

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm Kishly, a cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic essays on marketing, compassionate productivity, creative living, and lifelong learning. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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