Let’s stop being so focused on being “done.”
Just because something is done doesn’t mean it was done well. Nor does it mean that I feel good about getting it done. While someone can say “I’m done” gleefully, the feeling I get from “done” is similar to “good riddance” or “thank goodness it is over.”
What if we used the word “complete” instead?
I am complete.
There is food on my plate. I’m stopping now because I am complete.
I did not finish the book. I have read enough, and I am complete.
I stopped halfway through my workout because I am complete.
While things were not fully finished in the above scenarios, the statement feels more relaxed and soul-serving than if it were to say “I am done” instead.
Lets embrace feeling complete, and forget about getting it done.
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