Jan. 3, 2023

EP 407: How To Feel Good About Going Slow

EP 407: How To Feel Good About Going Slow

Can we unlearn urgency and learn to enjoy patience?


Well, it’s the first week of January. And whether you’re back to work or eking out a few more hours of unstructured liminal time, the arrival of New Year energy is imminent. You know what I mean by New Year energy—it’s that annual infusion of urgency, striving, and discipline that comes crashing down on our post-holiday mellowness. And if we’re not paying attention, that New Year energy will sweep us out to sea.

 

What if this year, we embraced patience? 

 

In this piece, I share how baking has helped me feel good about going slow and why that’s crucial to the way I work.

 

Footnotes:

 

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Today’s episode is an edited and updated version of a piece that was originally published in December 2021.

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