You know the feeling: you're sitting at your desk, ready to tackle the next big thing—and then you start scrolling through Instagram and get sucked into the vortex of cat videos. Next thing you know, it's 2:30 and you haven't even read an email yet.
It's easy to feel like you need to be faster and better, but success is often found in the opposite direction: slow, steady, and with discipline.
It's easy to confuse being busy with being productive. But if you're moving too fast all the time, you can't see where you're going—you just end up running in circles and getting nowhere. If you slow down and think about what's important to you and why your actions will be more deliberate and intentional. And when they are purposeful, they'll give you more control over your life instead of leaving you feeling like a victim of circumstance.
Being patient isn't just good for your career—it also pays off in relationships: waiting allows people to come together naturally rather than forcing them into an artificial relationship because they have a deadline looming overhead (or because someone else has told them that's how things work). Patience also means setting aside short-term gratification for long-term happiness.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!