“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?”
~ Nanette Mathews
We are constantly rushing through life, looking at the next moment, next task, next thing, next item to cross off the to-do list.
But with all this rushing and hurrying, we often lose sight of the simple pleasures in life. When we are simply moving from one task to the next, we forget to savor the moment that we are currently in.
Slowing ourselves down in life allows us to incorporate more joy and pleasure. When you slow down, you lower your stress level and increase your happiness and appreciation for life.
Slowing down is a conscious choice. Resisting the urge to live a fast paced life can be challenging, but the benefits are worth it! Choosing to discard this harmful mindset can lead to a more fulfilling and productive life.
Faster is not always better! When we are hyper focused on speed, we might sacrifice our quality and attention to detail. Doing more is not always the equivalent of doing your best.
Having experiences that are meaningful and profound rather than hurried and rushed is better for our mental health and life satisfaction.
When we immerse and invest ourselves in our experiences and relationships, we find that we feel more fulfilled and appreciative of them. Helpful methods to slow down include meditation, journaling, and conscious efforts to take a pause throughout your day.
There is no need to try to blindly keep up with others. Opening your heart and mind to all the wonderful adventures life offers and deciding to take the time to experience them is what will awaken your senses to the joys of slowing down!
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