Today, I didn’t do anything academically productive. I ate, I napped, I went online, I listened to music. I think I really needed that, though. From the chaotic and stressful schedule this quarter brings, I’m surprised I’m even alive. But thank God for indirect yet forceful signs telling me to slow down. This whole past week, I’ve been sick, and my schedule did not allow even more than two hours of resting (unless I slept at night). So today, despite the heap of research proposals I’m buried under, I decided to rest instead.