Oh, Jonathan, Americans have so much resistance to the path of least resistance! We are trained to believe: No Pain, No Gain. We think we must rise hours before dawn, work until the wee hours of the morning, answer every email, take every call, sit through every meeting, and miss all the birthdays, holidays, and vacations.

Your advise is vital. We must slow down, have a cup of tea, take a walk, watch the sunset, and, sometimes, do nothing.

Thank you for reminding us.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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