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How to Be a Calming Influence (and stop stressing out the people around you)
“I’m terrified of taking time off! I’m scared I’ll lose my traction!” A writer friend needed a break. She’d been hitting it hard. In our Slack group, the typical messages came flooding in: “Take care of yourself!” people said. “We all need to take time off from time to time!” Though well-meaning, the words didn’t really help my friend. That is, until the group’s voice of reason Niklas Göke chimed in.