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I mentioned it in my newsletter as I thought it might well strike a chord with my community as well. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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When you move slowly and struggle with energy the way I do, every day feels like there's not enough time. And in my head I make mental notes of all of the things I still have left to do. Then I make lists on paper. I am becoming more self-aware and learning to accept myself more and more. I do what I can with what I have and try not to beat myself up about it. I learned that if instead of writing down the thing I just do it I can actually save time--then I write it down as an accomplishment after the fact!

On the topic of books, I just started The Ponies at the Edge of the World by Catherine Munro and it's beautifully written. I'm in awe of how someone with such a different life from mine seems to have so much in common with me.

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Oh, I feel this post in my very bones. I am the Queen of Lists and used to think that it was a sign that I was super on top of things. It's only recently that I've realised how much I use lists as a means of coping with overwhelm and time scarcity

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May 11, 2023Liked by Astrid Bracke

I always end up with a sore back because I tend to hunch over more when trying to buckle down. The other way it shows up is making more lists and even attempting to reinvent my organization system, thinking that will fix my problem because it must be why I feel rushed and pressured. Ironically, it always makes me feel worse because I just need to DO the things on the list and slow down. Thank you for the reminder that time scarcity is a product of the hussle culture. I also want to approach things differently and it's why I work for myself. I definitely needed this today and I hope we both can feel more relaxed moving forward this week. You'll get the course done, you have all the time you need. šŸ’œ

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Mar 29Liked by Astrid Bracke

For me it shows up when I'm dreaming. The classic dream is missing a flight.

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Fab article! I never thought of calling it what it is. Time scarcity. And definitely get caught with it. Sometimes Iā€™m better at managing it than other times.

And it definitely shows up as an unease in my body.

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