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Learn to Trust Your Background Processes (93 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 22

Hey, Iā€™m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, striking reflections to discover your life purpose, break negative cycles, and reduce anxiety.

11 Thought-Provoking Reflections

93 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

11. Success is when your worst is still better than everyone's average. tweet now
10. Do a favor to your creativity and learn to recognize when you are running out of steam so you can recharge it by stepping away for a little bit. tweet now
9. Be a slow reader. If you learn to recognize reading material that isn't worth your time, there's no need to speed-read and compromise critical thinking. tweet now

8. Like a crystal, your thoughts develop in organized forms thanks to you brain's natural capacity to rearrange absorbed knowledge. It's critical for you to learn to trust this background process by stepping away from a problem. tweet now
7. As a paradox, being fundamentally alone is the main experience tying us together. tweet now
6. Consuming high speed news makes you feel like you know a lot when it's just reducing your ability to engage in deep, reflective thinking. tweet now
5. If you say too much, it's your opinion. If you say too little, it's obscure. If you say just enough, it's what the listener needs it to be. tweet now
4. Meditation is a practice, any practice can be meditation. As simple as it sounds. tweet now
3. Like sports, creative activities require warm-up periods before one can enter a state of flow during practice. tweet now
2. The journey is the end. tweet now
1. What would you still make if you were the only audience? tweet now

Deep Dive

A few more seconds, deeper reflections.

Taking breaks, slowing down, and trusting your background processes is not laziness. Sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back, relax, and let your mind wander. Give yourself the time and space to find new solutions and ideas.

Don't forget the importance of solo time. It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget that we all need time to ourselves. It's in these moments of solitude that we can reflect on our lives and figure out what we want and how to get there. So next time you're feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and give yourself some time to just be.

What are the top benefits that you notice when taking breaks?

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