Take time to slow down, rushing never gets you anywhere but onto the next activity or goal.
Life can often feel like it’s zipping by in fast forward. We feel obliged to accelerate our speed along with it until our productivity turns into a frenzied accomplishment.
We find ourselves cramming as much activity as possible into the shortest periods. We disregard our natural rhythms because it seems we have to just keep up. In truth, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal.
Calming down allows you to not only savour your experiences, but also it allows you to fully focus your attention and energy on the task at hand.
Moving at a slower place lets you get things done more efficiently, while rushing diminishes the quality of your work and your relationships.
Slowing down also lets you be more mindful, deliberate, and fully present. When we slow down, we are allowing ourselves to reacquaint ourselves to our natural rhythms.
We let go of the “fast forward” stress, and allow our bodies to remain centred and grounded.
Slowing down is inherent to fully savour anything in life. Rushing to take a bath can feel like an uncomfortable dunk in hot water while taking a slow hot bath can be luxuriant and relaxing.
A student cramming for a test will often feel tired and unsure, whereas someone who absorbs the information will be more confident and relaxed.
Cooking, eating, reading, and writing can become pleasurable when done slowly.
Slowing down lets you become more absorbed in whatever it is you are doing.
The food you eat tastes better, and the stories you read become more alive.
Chilling allows you to disconnect from the frenzied pace buzzing around you so you can begin moving at your own pace. The moments we choose to live in fast forward motion then become a conscious choice rather than an involuntary action.
Learning to slow down in our fast-moving world can take practice, but if you slow down long enough to try it, you may surprise yourself with how natural and organic living at this pace can be.