If you are unfamiliar, "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs" is one of Aesop's fables. A farmer ends up getting rid of a Goose that lays Golden Eggs, because the Goose can not produce the amount of eggs that the farmer wants. It essentially teaches the lesson against short-sighted destruction of a valuable resource.
Sometimes, this same concept can be very relatable to our own bodies. In order to keep powering through a new project or new piece we can ignore the signals and signs from our body. Our most valuable, longterm resource often becomes overlooked. Sometimes, we may not get the perfect outcome in the moment, but what if we focus on the long term? What if we decided to get up for that drink of water or go for a brief walk around the studio? If we stopped for a moment to look around and take care of ourselves. The projects will remain. The passion still persists.
Yes, there may be deadlines for these creations. But what if you considered those same deadlines within yourself? The moment right before your hip cramps from sitting too long. Or your back aches from rounding over. You are the Goose filled with Golden Eggs. Take care and slow down every once and awhile. In the long run, your body will thank you.