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Slow down, you're doing fine

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Unsplash by Gaspar Uhas
When was the last time you were able to sit still for 30 minutes? I can’t even do that. In a world where speed and output is valued and where being busy is seen as a badge of honour, strength lies in your ability to recognize when and choose to slow down.
Our core commitment is the opposite of our core need. After reading The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest, the most valuable insight I learned is how we self-sabotage by doing the complete opposite of what we need. Our core commitments are unspoken and subconscious commitments that guide our decisions.
For example,
  • Your core commitment to be productive and busy is your core need for rest.
  • Your core commitment to feel needed is your core need to be wanted.
  • Your core commitment for hyper-independence is your core need for connection.
  • Your core commitment to be in control is your core need to trust.
  • Your core commitment to do is your core need to just be.
And the saddest part is that if you do not become actively aware of your subconscious core commitments, the less likely you are to fulfill your core needs. The more self-sabotage behaviours you engage in, the louder your subconscious core commitments become, and the less fulfilled you feel.
Why is it important to identify your core needs and fulfill them?
By identifying your core needs, the more authentically you will live. When you live through your core needs, you live a life you choose, and not one you feel pressured to live for. When you fulfill your core needs, it’ll be easier to make decisions that align with your core values and purpose.
Here’s to exploring how to feel, connect, and inspire.
‎Vienna by Billy Joel on Apple Music
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