There are things I’ve learned over the past few years that are counterintuitive. And because they’re counterintuitive, I tend to forget them and need to re-learn them. One of the things I learned was that when you’re super busy, you should take more time to pause. That it will make you more productive in the end. The lesson had to do with meditation (meditate for longer the busier you are), but I took it into the physical world this Sunday.
I stopped the world and just floated down the river. It was easy going with easy going people. And for those hours you are floating down the river, there’s absolutely nothing you could do about anything elsewhere, so you just let it all go and live in the moment. In that way, it’s a lot like meditation.
And do you know what? I was super productive today! It was like magic; things just seemed to cross themselves off lists.
I’ve decided that lists are introverts. If you bug them every day trying to cross things off (or add things), you will drain them and they will move reluctantly and slowly and just seem to get longer. Give them an introvert recharge day, and they will be much more cooperative the next day. They might even just cross some things off themselves. Turn off, rest, turn back on. Age old wisdom there.