I woke early like I always do today. Biked to a Crossfit class, worked out, and then rode back home. Usually I rush to get ready and hurry off to work. But today I took my time.
Gillian had made coffee and I drank it while I made lunch for the week. I played some music while I was cooking, talked to Gillian, and basically had a great time. Mainly because I love cooking. The process took me a little over 30 minutes.
After I was done and got ready for work I looked at the time and saw that it was only 20 minutes later than if I were to rush, but I was in a way better mood. Not rushing, enjoying my time in the morning set me up to be happy and enjoy the morning rather than starting the day wrong.
From my days in Spain I remember watching people on their way to work taking a long walk, sipping a cortado at the cafe, and talking with my friends. They were never in a rush and I couldn’t help but think that they were lazy.
But the truth is rushing usually doesn’t help, in fact it usually makes things worse. You start to get worried, anxious, skip steps, and before you know it you’re no where near what you initially wanted to achieve.
Looking back on the people on the way to work in Spain - I get it now. They were making sure they enjoyed the very first moments of their day, and that isn’t lazy. It’s smart.