The Shortform
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The Shortform

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When you hit a wall, take a break!

Tired and overwhelmed yesterday, I hit a wall with my writing. But I couldn’t let go.

I feel in competition with myself. So, I must keep writing. I must do better than last month.

Yet I don’t like this treadmill! I don’t like feeling I can’t step off!

But who put me on the treadmill? Who says I can’t step off? Who’s taking this problem so seriously? Who’s making the angst I…


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Sandra Pawula

Essays to calm your mind, ease your heart and connect with your inner wisdom. Writer | mindfulness expert | trauma survivor.