Slow to Flow

Wise Teachers

Susan Rov
March 24, 2023
min read
Toxic Hustle Culture in the Style of Rothko
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🤖 The gist

When I was freelancing, I found it hard to slow down.

Like a student striving for straight As, my ambition kept me focused on my goals. The drive for success prevented me from taking breaks or enjoying time off.

Even Netflix couldn't help me wind down.

So I tried to do something different.

I started reading transgressive fiction. This helped me forget daily worries and enter a whole new world.

But my inner overachiever refused to let me rest. Before I knew it, I was time-blocking my schedule to meet my reading targets and felt guilty when I didn't.

Over time, I've gotten better at recognizing when I’m pushing myself too hard. Now I know taking it easy is important, but I'm still a work in progress.

Learning to slow down can feel like an endless semester.

So, every Friday we share some tips to help you unlearn the habits ingrained by toxic hustle culture.

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