I saw a quote last week by Lao Tzu that read, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” It really resonated with me because I am a college student, and even if you are not a college student, I am sure that you are also busy juggling a million balls at once. While I am only eighteen, I am sure that as time passes this isn’t something that is going to change; which leaves me with the question of, “How on earth do I go about balancing everything?” More often than not, I find myself rushing from one task to the next, and one place to the next. What is so interesting to me is that when I go about my day like this, even if I check off everything on my to do list, I feel as if I wasted my day because I was not present. Taking time to communicate with ourselves and appreciate all that is around us isn’t worth sacrificing to check something off our never ending list of tasks. I always feel a bit silly when I stress myself out over the littlest things, because somehow, everything always gets done and turns out okay. This is why I love the quote above so much! I’m really trying to keep it in mind right now, especially with finals coming up. It is also something I am going to hang up in my room as a reminder to slow down and enjoy life.
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