One of the main tenets of the Japanese art of Wabi Sabi is that nothing is ever finished. Think about this idea for a second or two….Isn’t that freeing? It is a great act of kindness toward yourself, and to those you care about, to take a break to be mindful. Leave it unfinished – walk away and return refreshed.
Leave the homework undone. Yes you read that right. It’s only homework. Trust me – I work as a psychotherapist in Harvard Square. The Ivy League is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s just homework. Take a break. Leave the homework undone for now. Rest. Move your body. Laugh. The irony is that you will get more done if you take a self-care break and let things be unfinished. This post is now finished….. or is it?
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