On Pacing Myself

pace1I am very much enjoying my work at the moment- however one thing has come to the forefront and that is balancing my work and social life. I have learnt how important it is to pace myself and take things at a slower pace in order to achieve what I would like. Also, my anxiety becomes triggered if I do too much and all at once and so its really important for me to have down time to balance out the other parts of my life.

My anxiety can strike randomly and I have to cancel arrangements, which I hate doing, but is sometimes essential. I try and do too much- so this is a reminder for me to be kind to myself and take things at the right pace for me.

I think this should be applied as a general rule. I can’t be everything to everyone. I must take time to breathe and slow down and appreciate. For only then can I be truly and optimally happy.

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2 thoughts on “On Pacing Myself

  1. updownflight

    Pacing myself is so extremely important, too. I’m glad you posted about this. It frustrates me, though, that when I feel like I’m doing great taking steps forward that usually I end up being triggered by it. My psychiatrist tells me to take “baby steps”, but I get impatient sometimes.

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